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The Undoing’s Matilda De Angelis shares image of her skin being ‘eaten by acne’

The Undoing’s breakout star Matilda De Angelis has shared a candid look inside her life behind the cameras, opening up about her ‘fears and insecurities’ over her looks while posting a makeup-free photo of her skin being ‘eaten by acne’. 

Matilda, 25, shot to global fame earlier this year when she appeared in the hit HBO series alongside Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, playing the role of the seductive Elena Alves, whose murder serves as the focus of the thriller. 

In the show, the actress bared all when she appeared completely nude in a scene alongside Nicole, 53, however her latest Instagram post sees her stripping away her on-screen makeup while opening up about her struggle to face the cameras every day while battling her blemishes. 

Baring all: The Undoing star Matilda De Angelis opened up about her battle with acne, while sharing a candid selfie of her skin being ‘eaten’ by her blemishes 

Speaking out: The 25-year-old Italian actress admitted that she struggled to face the cameras every day while dealing with her 'fears and insecurities' over her skin

Speaking out: The 25-year-old Italian actress admitted that she struggled to face the cameras every day while dealing with her ‘fears and insecurities’ over her skin 

‘There are things that cannot be controlled and this year taught us well,’ she wrote alongside the selfie. 

‘There are changes that we must accept in our life and with them, the perception of ourselves and the world around us. Paradoxical things happen in life don’t they? Well, for me, being an actress and working with a face eaten by acne is one of them. 

‘Every day I have to wake up and present myself first in front of the mirror and then in front of the camera with all the emotional load that already entails and being “splendid”, “in part” and concentrated together with all my fears and insecurities literally on the skin.’

The actress noted that she is aware there are ‘much bigger problems in life’, but explained that she believed by sharing her selfie, and her struggle with her skin, she will feel ‘stronger’ and become more accepting of herself. 

‘There are much bigger problems in life, I am aware of that, but I wanted to share this little truth perhaps to feel stronger, perhaps to accept myself better,’ she said. 

Important message: Matilda, who shot to fame in the role of seductive artist Elena Alves in the HBO hit, said she hopes that by sharing the selfie, she will learn to accept herself

Important message: Matilda, who shot to fame in the role of seductive artist Elena Alves in the HBO hit, said she hopes that by sharing the selfie, she will learn to accept herself

Important message: Matilda, who shot to fame in the role of seductive artist Elena Alves in the HBO hit, said she hopes that by sharing the selfie, she will learn to accept herself 

Emotional: 'There are much bigger problems in life, I am aware of that, but I wanted to share this little truth perhaps to feel stronger, perhaps to accept myself better,' she said

Emotional: ‘There are much bigger problems in life, I am aware of that, but I wanted to share this little truth perhaps to feel stronger, perhaps to accept myself better,’ she said 

Spotlight: Matilda was thrust to global stardom when she appeared in The Undoing, which premiered last month, alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant

Spotlight: Matilda was thrust to global stardom when she appeared in The Undoing, which premiered last month, alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant 

‘Our fears can paralyze us or they can become a great force, it is up to us to choose the path. And to practice so much gratitude for all the good things that happen to us and maybe even for the bad ones.’  

Her candid post was met with an outpouring of support and praise from her followers, with many thanking her for being ‘brave’ enough to share the makeup-free photo so publicly. 

‘You’re human, and therefore, perfectly imperfect. And beautiful, nonetheless,’ one person wrote. 

Another added: ‘Brava, courageous and generous.’ 

‘Thank you for sharing,’ a third person said. ‘Only just came out on the other side myself. Battling the scars now. It will get better, and you look beautiful.’ 

Matilda shared the bare-faced selfie while on location in Venice, where she is busy filming Ernest Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees, in which she stars alongside The Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson and Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber.  

Next project: The starlet shared her Instagram post while on location in Venice, where she is currently filming Ernest Hemingway's Across the River and into the Trees

Next project: The starlet shared her Instagram post while on location in Venice, where she is currently filming Ernest Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees

Working hard: She was pictured on set with her hair set in curls, wearing a long yellow dress under a thick black coat, as well as a face mask

Working hard: She was pictured on set with her hair set in curls, wearing a long yellow dress under a thick black coat, as well as a face mask

Working hard: She was pictured on set with her hair set in curls, wearing a long yellow dress under a thick black coat, as well as a face mask 

Images from the set show the star walking to the shoot in a long yellow dress, which she wore under a thick black coat. She also donned a protective face mask, and had her brunette bob pinned up in curls.

The movie is one of several big projects Matilda has in the works. She is also set to star in Italian movie Atlas next year, and has been revealed as one of the stars of upcoming movie Tourists. 

However, after the success of The Undoing, it’s likely that these movies are just the beginning of Matilda’s future film and TV roles both in Italy and the US.  


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