Emily VanCamp shows skin in a sexy spread for Self's October issue. The 26-year-old star of ABC's Revenge is currently filming the second season of her hit show, which premieres Sept. 30. Inside the pages, she mentions her on- and offscreen boyfriend, Josh Bowman. She also dishes about dealing with relationships, even making a little dig at Tom Cruise, and body image. Here's more from Emily VanCamp in Self:
- On body image: "Women are hard on themselves. I'm trying to stop focusing on my flaws and appreciate what I love about my body. It's tough — the need to be perfect was drilled into me when I did ballet. But I think people are sick of stick-thin actresses. I mean, it's not real. People have said to me, 'Wow, you look so much bigger on TV.' I can't let that hurt me. You have to be comfortable enough with yourself to say, 'Screw off. I like how I look, and I'm not going to starve myself.'"
- On her ideal day: "The best therapy is surrounding yourself with people who make you laugh. My sisters — especially my older sister, Katie, and my close friends and my boyfriend make everything seem funny. My ideal day would be hanging out with people I love, swimming, laughing and barbecuing."
- On relationships: "I've been fortunate — I've had great relationships. Well, there was one not-so-good one, but I probably learned the most from it. It's important to explore, because someday you will find the person who completes the equation. When you're that in love, you want to gush to the world! But I gush to my family and friends instead. No one should jump on the couch on TV — ever."