25-year-old Matilda De Angelis is working on accepting herself—and part of that is being honest with her fans.
The Italian actress, who played Selena Alves on the hit HBO series The Undoing, posted a barefaced selfie on Instagram, revealing her "face eaten by acne."
"There are things that cannot be controlled and this year taught us well," she wrote in a caption that she then translated from Italian. "There are changes that we must accept in our life and with them, the perception of ourselves and the world around us. Paradoxical things happen in life, don't they? Well, for me, being an actress and working with a face eaten by acne is one of them."
De Angelis said she has struggled with her own appearance, finding it difficult to feel confident in the image-obsessed world of Hollywood.
"Every day I have to wake up and present myself first in front of the mirror and then in front of the camera with all the emotional load that already entails and being 'splendid,' 'in part' and concentrated together with all my fears and insecurities literally on the skin, she said.
However, De Angelis is working on freeing herself from those insecurities by speaking candidly about the state of her skin.
"There are much bigger problems in life, I am aware of that, but I wanted to share this little truth perhaps to feel stronger, perhaps to accept myself better," she said. "Our fears can paralyze us or they can become a great force, it is up to us to choose the path. And to practice so much gratitude for all the good things that happen to us and maybe even for the bad ones."