Sophia Loren insecure over trip down memory lane
Sophia Loren is overcome with nerves at the thought of looking back on her life, after previously burning her diaries for privacy.
The Hollywood star first stepped into the spotlight aged 14 when she entered a beauty pageant, after which she began acting in the '50s. Despite being so famous Sophia has managed to maintain some secrecy to her personal life until now, as she's set to head to Las Vegas to recall some of her biggest moments to date, such as turning down Cary Grant.
"Yes, of course I am nervous!" the 81-year-old told W magazine. "I am always nervous when I start to do something new, though it doesn’t – I hope – last very long. For instance, at first on the stage I may be a little bit... not afraid, but with a sense of insecurity. But then when you see how it happens and how it goes on and you relax and you are yourself, and when you are yourself everything becomes very easy.
"If you are a good person, you always know how to answer well. If you are a bad person, then maybe you should worry about yourself and what you answer. I am a very good person, so I think I can do not a very good job, but answer nicely and how I feel. I always respect my character and I trust myself. And there’s nothing I have to hide, you know?"
Sophia has had an illustrious career, with two Oscars and five Golden Globes to her name, and has a family too. It wasn't until others started talking about her time on the silver screen that the actress realised what success she had, and looking back there's nothing she'd change about her past.
"I’m very glad," she said of her history. "But in a long, long career like I had – and by the way, I have – it’s very difficult to be able to criticise some of the moments that you do by yourself that you never tell to other people. It’s a very normal thing to do because you cannot every time have a big victory – no, there have been moments, maybe weak moments, where you did something that you are not really very happy about."
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