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Lenny Letter: “Showing My Scars”

Cobie penned an essay about her journey when diagnosed with cancer for a weekly online feminist newsletter created by Lena Dunham and Jennifer Konner called, Lenny Letter. The essay is incredibly well-written and a fantastic read:

Sometimes working as a television actor, someone who comes into the privacy of your home on a weekly basis, you’re required to share a part of yourself with the public. This is a concept that I understand but am not entirely comfortable with. I am a very private person. My happy place is being tucked away in the Canadian woods, miles from civilization. But something happened a few years ago that made me think that revealing some of my personal life might actually make a difference in the lives of other women.

This fortuity happened when I was asked to appear topless (what the what?!) on the cover of Women’s Health Magazine. I know. Not what you were expecting. Sometimes in this insane industry that I have chosen to be part of, you get these types of requests when you have a project coming out that needs to be promoted. This particular magazine issue was about bodies: how to love your body, how to have body confidence, and how to keep yourself healthy.

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Cobie Talks About Posing Topless and Embracing Her Body

Cobie says posing topless for the cover of a magazine felt unnatural at first, but ended up being an important way for her to understand her body again after overcoming ovarian cancer in 2008 at age 25.

“It was a very strange day. I was standing in front of a camera lens in my underwear and holding my breasts, all while trying to appear not sexy but confident, not flirtatious but gleamingly positive,” Smulders writes in an essay for Lenny about the 2015 photoshoot.

“It all made me start thinking about this body that I’m in. And what it has been through. And suddenly this bizarre invitation became an opportunity to share some insight from my experience of being diagnosed with, receiving treatment for, and eventually learning to cure my cancer.”

The Avengers star decided reveal her cancer battle at the shoot with Women’s Health last year, and shared more about her cancer journey in the essay Tuesday.

“Just when your ovaries should be brimming with youthful follicles, cancerous cells overtook mine, threatening to end my fertility and potentially my life. My fertility hadn’t even crossed my mind at this point. Again: I was 25,” Smulders writes. “… Now I was being told it was most likely not a possibility to create my own children. It felt grossly unfair.”

“Thankfully, gratefully, cancer did not get the best of me. The best of me now lives on in my two little women, baby girls I was lucky enough to be able to make with my own body,” Smulders says.


Categories 'Friends From College' News

Billy Eichner Joins “Friends From College” Cast

The Friends From College cast just got a little bigger. Difficult People star Billy Eichner has joined the highly anticipated Netflix comedy in a recurring capacity, and is set to appear in four of the eight episodes that comprise Season 1.

As previously reported by Deadline, the series — which stars Fred Savage (The Grinder), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) — follows Ethan and Lisa Turner, marrieds who move back to New York City and are reunited with college pal Max Adler. Eichner will play Dr. Felix Forzenheim, Ethan and Lisa’s fertility doctor who later becomes romantically involved with Max.

A premiere date has not been set. (Source)

Categories 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' 'Oceana'

“The Graham Norton Show” Screen Captures

Cobie was a guest on the English talk show, The Graham Norton Show to promote her latest film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Also appearing on the show were actors Tom Cruise, Catherine Tate, Jude Law and musical guest, Kings of Leon. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” also stars Tom Cruise and is now theatres.

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