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Fashion is armour says shy Colman.

Olivia Colman OLIVIA Colman has told how she used fashion to overcome her crippling fear of the limelight.

The Oscar-winning actress, 45, admitted she struggled with success and found walking the red carpet embarrassing. However, she said, she discovered she could use clothes to make her feel "strong and powerful" in front of members of the public and press.

Ms Colman, known for roles in TV shows Peep Show, Fleabag and Broadchurch, and films The Iron Lady and The Favourite, graces the cover of Vogue's October issue.

She told the magazine that she experienced a "breakthrough" while wearing a flowing cape to the Venice Film Festival.

She said: "A lot of people take on a pretend persona, but I'm crippled by it. I feel embarrassed.

"A breakthrough for me was at the Venice Film Festival, wearing Stella McCartney. I felt, I can do this, I can do this. I'd always used clothes as a sort of mask. I discovered that they can make you feel strong and powerful."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 13, 2019
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