Juliette Lewis describes her ‘defense mechanism’ for Hollywood – KristenBellTattoos.com

Adult Showtime Cast yellow jackets, the ability to navigate Hollywood was learned at a very young age. So stars like Juliette Lewis, who started acting when she was a teenager, have developed certain ways to protect herself that she is now trying to unlearn. The actress shed light on the “defense mechanism” she built as a young woman and how she’s learning to be “softer” in a new interview with the magazine. Hollywood Reporter.

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Like his co-stars Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci and Tony Cypress, Lewis came to Hollywood in the ’90s — a very different landscape than what many of today’s young stars, immersed in social media and the streaming era, are finding today. “I developed a coping mechanism to protect my autonomy, something like, ‘You don’t belong to me. You don’t tell me my price. Just me,” Lewis shared with THRreferring to how she tried to protect herself during her early years in the industry.

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Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tony Cypress for The Hollywood Reporter
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“I was extremely self-critical – this still happens – to my work. It’s almost like a defense mechanism that no one can talk more about me than me,” she continued. “There are all these things that have to do with how to survive in the system.”

Despite the tension and Hollywood scrutiny, it would seem, at least in some way, that Lewis is no longer surviving, but thriving. yellow jackets started as a stealthy drama series about a high school football team stuck in the woods in the 90s, forced to survive and potentially revert to cannibalism. A series of flashbacks and flashbacks also focuses on adult survivors who made it out of the forest alive, shrouded in mysteries that haunted them beyond the desert.

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Juliette Lewis for The Hollywood Reporter
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The series has garnered an incredible following, supplemented by fan theories, message boards, and more. The first season recently received 7 Primetime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Linsky), and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ricci). Lewis, an integral part of the cast, embracing this new chapter as well as reflecting on the past, was in the spotlight. “It’s a really great industry to be a part of. I am honored to be a part of this and what it gave me, but I still hold on to what it took from me in my youth.”

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