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Ruth Negga Explains Her 'Shy Attention Seeker' Additude on 'The Late Show'

Ruth Negga Explains Her 'Shy Attention Seeker' Additude on 'The Late Show'

Ruth Negga described herself as a “shy attention seeker” on last night’s (June 19) episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!

When host Stephen complimented her “arresting” dragon print dress, she responded with a laugh: “I try and hide the fact that I’m lacking in a personality by wearing dragon prints.”

“I suppose fashion is an armour for nerves. And I think there’s a lot of shy people involved in fashion although people seem sort of flamboyant but I think it hides a shyness,” Ruth, 36, added. “If you felt my heart now it’s going like the clappers!”

Ruth also explains the balance between being an introvert and acting in popular movies: “I suppose I’m a shy attention seeker,” Ruth said. “I suppose I’m a wallflower in real life but acting creates a very safe space where you can draw attention to you, but there’s always action and cuts so it’s like a safety net of sorts where you can be an attention seeker but in a very safe way. Basically, cowardly.”

FYI: Ruth is wearing a Valentino dress and Steve Madden shoes.


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