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Ruth Wilson on regular rejection

Ruth Wilson has revealed she's been turned down for a lot of roles.

Despite winning her first major film role in The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp, the British actress admitted to having had a lot of rejections in the past.

"You get rejected on a daily basis, and it's usually for things out of your control. You don't have blonde hair, or you're too big, or you're not quite pretty enough," she told The Times.

"[When being told that], I'd get angry and say, 'I AM!' And force people to think otherwise about me," she added.

Ruth admitted the constant put-downs affected her self-esteem, but it changed after her award-nominated performance in the BBC TV series Jane Eyre.

"Early on, sometimes I did [have doubts about myself]. But the change came about a year after Jane Eyre. I suddenly thought, 'Yeah, I'm OK. I can do this'," she recalled.

The 29-year-old, who stars alongside Jude Law and Rachel Weisz in the West End production of Anna Christie, admitted being slightly starstruck but soon adapted to working with these Hollywood names.

"It's strange for a bit but you get used to it. Without exception, they're just like you and me," she said.

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