Hayley Atwell has opened up about childhood bullying. The English actress, known for her roles in Captain America, The First Avenger and The Pillars of the Earth had been when she was just young just because she had been overweight.
She has let it out that she was slightly bigger as a young child and teased mercilessly by other girls for her plump figure. She tells British newspaper The Times,
“I was Hayley ‘Fatwell’. I was an only child. Very quiet and very shy. I was surrounded in primary school by skinny girls in crop-tops when I was a bit more (plump)… I had puppy fat. I wasn’t cool.”
In another interview with The Independent Magazine, she adds,
“I developed really early and couldn’t quite fit into girls’ clothes and felt c**p. I think that served me well – I had to develop different parts of my personality.”