Hayley Atwell - Hayley Atwell Opens Up About Childhood Bullying
British actress Hayley Atwell was bullied as a child over her weight.
The Captain America: The First Avenger star admits she was slightly rotund as a youngster, and she was teased mercilessly by other girls for her plump figure.
She tells British newspaper The Times, "I was Hayley 'Fatwell'. I was an only child. Very quiet and very shy. I was surrounded in primary school by skinny girls in crop-tops when I was a bit more (plump)... I had puppy fat. I wasn't cool."
In another interview with The Independent Magazine, she adds, "I developed really early and couldn't quite fit into girls' clothes and felt c**p. I think that served me well - I had to develop different parts of my personality."