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Agyness Deyn hasn't changed

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Agyness Deyn hasn't changed

Agyness Deyn feels the same as she did when she was a child.

The 32-year-old model-turned-actress - who divorced actor Giobanni Ribisi earlier this year after three years of marriage - admits she has a lot more life experience to draw on these days, but doesn't think she's changed as a person.

She said: "I am the same as when I was a child. I just have a lot more experience.

"I am inherently the same person but I just know a few more things."

Agyness quit modelling when she was at the peak of her popularity, and with hindsight can see it was a "crazy" decision.

She said: "It wasn't as if my career had started to decrease. I stopped modelling when things were going good.

"I look back and think it's kind of crazy I did that."

But the 'Sunset Song' star thinks it was the right thing to do because being celebrated just for her looks began to take its toll on her.

She explained: "If someone is patting you on the back and being like, 'You're great, the way you look is great', that's where it becomes a little off kilter because maybe you don't feel that way inside."

Instead, Agyness found fulfilment when she studied drama.

She explained to Britain's Grazia magazine: "It was like the excitement I got when I started modelling and that was electric to me.

"It's like if you are in a relationship and you start having feelings for someone else. It's terrible to stay with that person."