Elizabeth Banks Didn't Believe She Was Pretty: "I Never Thought About It"

Celebrity News Jul. 28, 2014 AT 1:50PM
Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks said she never thought she was pretty Credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images

It took Elizabeth Banks years to realize what the world already knew. 

"I didn’t quite believe I was pretty for a long time," the gorgeous actress, 40, admits in the latest issue of New You magazine. "I never thought about it."

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The now-self-aware woman went on to share her thoughts on sex and speak out against the shame that is often associated with the act. "It’s a huge disservice to young people to put shame into the equation," the Pitch Perfect actress told New You. "That’s what bothers me the most about it and why I speak so openly about sex."

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"I promote safe sex, always, and abstinence until you are madly in love," she continued. "But at the same time I have no desire to shame any young person about what’s going on in their life or about general sexuality or their bodies." 

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The blonde star also commented on her own body and the lack of shame she now feels about it. 

"I’m very genetically blessed, I cannot deny it, but I work hard at keeping myself together," Banks said. "Yes, I have nice cheekbones and skinny legs but I can't take any credit for it." 

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