Loretta Devine at 70: On A Divine Assignment

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/23/2019, 9:35 a.m.

The actress has shared her steps for always feeling like a “Dreamgirl”:

Sit Up and Stand Tall

Studies show that people who sit up straight in their chairs instead of slouching tend to be more confident and healthier. Keeping your shoulders back and chest up also makes you look taller, slimmer, and more self-assured.

Make The Mirror Your Friend

Find something you like when you look at yourself in the mirror. Being positive about your body helps to reinforce your self image.

Just Say “Thank You”

“Stop deflecting praise about your appearance. Saying things like, ‘Oh, this old thing?’ doesn’t help you or the person trying to be nice to you. Instead, simply say “thank you” when someone compliments you or your wardrobe. You and your admirer will feel better about the positive exchange.”

Loosen Up–Literally!

“When you wear clothes in smaller sizes, the feeling of constriction sends a constant signal to your brain that you’re not thin enough. Find clothes that are both elegant and comfortable—in the size you are now.”

“Her advice to actors regarding auditioning: ‘Be prepared. You have to know your part, know your lines. You have to be on time. People like to know that they’d like to work with you and like to be around you.’ If you get the part, she says, it’s important to make a good impression. There are etiquette things that actors, new actors, need to know about. Because it only takes one mess-up on a set to get fired. Not being where you’re supposed to be or saying something to the wrong person that you’re not supposed to say, and those are like basic things that the actors need to know.

And they just need to be prepared and do very well when they go in for that first job, because it has a tendency to roll. If you were great on one thing, people will go, ‘Oh, he’s easy to work with,’ and they will recommend you to someone else.”

Now go and be the Dreamgirl you know you are!