In today’s “big fuckin’ whoop” news of the day, Rosario Dawson apparently found it important to let Cosmopolitan for Latinas know that she was a late bloomer in the romance department and didn’t actually have sex until she was 20, because I guess that’s a big deal these days when kids are screwing each other before they know what sex actually is.
What were your teenage years like?
I was an awkward teenager. I went stag to my prom. I was dating one guy in elementary school who made me hold hands at recess, and then he broke up with me to go with a girl who would make out. I found out about it at school and for some reason the school bully wanted to beat me up for that.
Really? Because you were, like, the symbol of sexiness when you first hit the movie scene in the ’90s.
I was a virgin until I was 20 years old! My mother was raising five kids on her own, I wasn’t just going to sit back and be a horny teenager and continue some cycle of teenage pregnancy — I wanted more opportunities; I wanted to be the first person in my family to go to college.
I think it’s totally commendable that she wanted to break the chain of teenage pregnancy in her family and accomplish things, for sure. I just feel like we should be encouraging more girls to do that, or educating kids a bit better so that this is the norm, not the exception.
Also, it seems that “awkward teenager” phase didn’t last long. She looks fantastic!
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Well, the Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, but still it lives on… particularly in the form of portraits taken by The Hollywood Reporter. Some of the biggest and best actors including Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda, Mark Ruffalo and more posed for the publication, and now you can see their shots, some of which are better than others.
Side note: when did Rosario Dawson do the half-head shave thing? I think I like it!
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Rosario Dawson seems pretty chill. She’s had a steady stream of acting roles over the years and while she’s nothing special, she comes off as down-to-earth… and yeah, she’s pretty smokin’, as well. Since she’s doing the rounds to promote her new flick, Trance, she’s also giving interviews and sounding off on your standard fare – acting, the film’s plot and… Rihanna?
Talking to Bang Showbiz (via DigitalSpy), Dawson stuck up for the notoriously frowned upon ‘Rude Boy’ singer, saying pretty much what Rihanna herself as said (but a tad more eloquently): it’s not her responsibility to be a good role model if she doesn’t want to be.
“I don’t think individual women do have a responsibility [to set an example for others],” Dawson explained, reports Bang Showbiz.
She went on to explain: “Often they are working within a certain dynamic. Take Rihanna. To put all that responsibility on one woman is outrageous.
“I don’t think we should engage with that ‘should and shouldn’t do’, ‘should and shouldn’t wear’ and ‘should and shouldn’t look like’. We don’t do that with men.”
Here’s the thing: while I agree that a celebrity’s job is not to lead by example for whatever fans may or may not be looking up to/emulating them, I do generally do think one should use power in whatever sense for good. Then again, people should be smart enough not to do stupid things just because the stars might and if they’re kids, it’s up to the parents to enforce a particular lifestyle and restrict access to inappropriate shit, etc.
What do you think?