How to Be a Hollywood Darling: a Step-by-Step Guide

February 28, 2014 By:
How to Be a Hollywood Darling: a Step-by-Step Guide
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How did Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone and the rest of them become some of Hollywood’s most precious IT-girls?

Well, we’ll show you.

This is how you become a Hollywood darling, according to the darlings themselves.

 

1. Give an inspired performance in YOUR FIRST MOVIE EVER.

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2. But then turn up to red carpets looking like a damn supermodel.

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3. Always be completely surprised whenever you win ANYTHING.

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4. You must be CONSTANTLY surprised, even though you’ve won all the awards already.

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5. You should be best friends with guys that AREN’T your boyfriend.

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It makes you seem cool and down-to-earth.

 

6. You should make goofy faces as often as possible.

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So people don’t think you’re TOO vain.

 

7. Just, make a weird face whenever you want.

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People will embrace your REALNESS.

 

8. But seriously, don’t stop making weird faces.

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9. You should drop jokes here and there:

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The dirtier, the better.

 

10. It’s best if you’ve done a handful of indie films.

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11. But it’s okay to do a blockbuster once or twice.  

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12. It’s totally fine to be nervous when accepting an award.

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And if you apologize for it, people will love your HUMILITY.

 

13. If you want, ditch Hollywood and go to Brown or NYU.

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That’s like, the best thing you can do.

 

14. If you can, be unbearably cute but also casually sexy.

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You’ll be every girl's imaginary BFF and every dude’s imaginary girlfriend.

 

15. Accidentally drop a few curse words here and there:

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But make sure you realize the mistake. You can’t just straight-up cuss.

 

16. Look amazing in EVERY SINGLE THING YOU WEAR.

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17. Being friends with other beloved actresses is a HUGE PLUS.

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18. Photobomb often.

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It makes you seem unpredictable and spontaneous.

 

19. Definitely DON’T take yourself too seriously.

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20. Don’t worry about being a little bit nerdy.

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It makes you RELATABLE.

 

21. It is helpful to be a champion of FOOD.

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22. You literally CANNOT like dieting or even talk about dieting…

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… if you want to be a Hollywood darling.

 

23. If there’s a big hullabaloo about your Vogue cover being Photoshopped...

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... you should have an impressive quote about body acceptance ready to go.

 

24. Self-deprecation is a HUGE asset.

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25. But most importantly, just be clumsy.

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Everyone LOVES a clumsy girl.