Connelly Conquers Perfection Demons
Actress JENNIFER CONNELLY fears she is overly critical of herself and is working hard to overcome her feelings of inadequacy.
The A BEAUTIFUL MIND star started modelling at age 10 and claims being judged at such an early age had a huge effect on her.
She explains, "Being watched and asked to perform all the time was difficult for someone with my perfectionist personality.
"I'm very hard on myself. I don't want to disappoint myself or other people. I need to have a high standard all the time; I can't mess up!"
The 36-year-old star admits that growing older and becoming a mother has helped her become more relaxed and accepting.
She adds, "Now I can really see the patterns that live in me, the weird glitches in my wiring. I think I'm more comfortable now because I'm more in control of how my looks are presented."