Kate Bosworth Opens Up About ‘Struggling’ in Her 20’s, Goes High-Fashion for ‘The Edit’

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Kate Bosworth opened up to fashion mag The Edit about her past struggles in light of her incredible success and fame at such an early age.

The 32-year-old actress began her career at age 14 with The Horse Whisperer, and passed up an acceptance to Princeton University to further pursue her acting career.

She said, “I was quite armored for a lot of years. I had been going through such a hard time [in my 20s]. I felt like it was me and my experience was unique, when actually everyone goes through these challenges.”

Bosworth explained that when she opened herself up to her friends and entered into her 30’s she was able to find peace.

She spoke about friend and model Helena Christensen, and husband/director Michael Polish, commenting,

“I hadn’t seen Helena in a while, and I just said to her, ‘God, I am struggling … I’m feeling quite lost,’ ” she recalls, saying Christensen replied, ” ‘You should have called me! I have been through that so many times.’ And that was when the penny finally dropped. I thought, ‘Okay, I need to share my life, particularly with more women, and feel comfortable about being vulnerable.'”

“I started too young and I had to white-knuckle it a little bit,” she explains. “I kept things too bottled up. I just put my head down and fought through it, and I wish I had sought more guidance.”

On being a full-time actress at 18-years-young, she added, “I moved around so much and I was losing friends every time I left; each time I had to start over. I had to learn to be an adult friend: if we move apart that’s ok, that’s life, and maybe we’ll be friends again when we are back in sync.”

She started meeting with a guidance counselor, and added “I don’t think I’d be where I am without her.”

Bosworth collaborates often with her director husband and said of their bond, “I think most actors do their best work when they find the right director. Whether it’s [Martin] Scorsese and [Robert] De Niro, or Penélope [Cruz] and [Pedro] Almodóvar, they find their person. It is a shorthand, and a very special relationship.”

Her and Polish met in 2011, when he directed her in Big Sur. “I found love with him as a director first. It started to twist from, ‘I want to work with him all the time’, to ‘I want be with him all the time’. And I remember thinking that wasn’t normal, and that maybe this wasn’t just an artistic connection.”

On imparting wisdom to others, she said “I feel like I am at a place where I can impart some guidance to younger actresses who are interested in knowing what the experience was like. We have this pressure today to say, ‘Everything’s fine, I’m doing great, I’m succeeding’. But it’s OK to say, ‘It’s been a really tough year, and I’m not sure what my purpose is.’”



Bosworth, 32, is modeling a couple of SS15 couture pieces from Valentino and Givenchy for The Edit. See her looks in the gallery above!