If there's one thing Bella Thorne's fans can always count on, it's the fact that she's always super honest about every aspect of her life. She has never shied away from the fact that she has dyslexia, a learning disorder that makes it tough to read, write and overall process and interpret written words. The actress clearly never let this stop her from chasing her dream of being ac actress, where she has to read a ton of scripts, and she's ended up writing her own book series, Autumn Falls, something that is truly something to be proud of.
But in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar, the starlet opened up about how although she's grateful for the fact that she grew up acting and has been doing what she loves for so many years, she regrets the fact that she was taken out of school in the third grade, because of her dyslexia. This she feels contributed even more to her difficulties with reading and writing.
"Nobody ever taught me," she says. "I just felt so stupid. It was really hard for a long time because I was always told I was stupid girl," Bella revealed.
She did get back into her education though, once she landed the role of CeCe Jones when she was 12 years old on Shake It Up, since Disney Channel has schools on set for all of the actors. Bella did learn to write all on her own, actually from reading scripts.
"Thank god I read so many [scripts]," she said, also admitting she's thinking about hiring herself a tutor. "I want to learn stuff that I should know. Do you know how long it took me to really realize how to add a tip on a bill? A crazy amount of time to get 20 percent. That always made me feel like I was at a disadvantage and it still kinda does a little bit."
It's admirable for Bella to be so open about her struggles with reading and writing, since this isn't something people tend to naturally like to share about themselves. But she's proving there is nothing to be embarrassed about and she's taking strides to improve her skills, which is so commendable. When we caught up with the Famous In Love starlet, she spilled even more about just how precious of an experience writing her books was for her.
"I never thought I would be an author. I'm dyslexic so growing up with that, people told me 'oh that would never happen for you, you can't read,' and I actually never wanted to be an author because I hated reading so much when I was younger. But as I got older, I just really wanted to prove to my fans that if I can do something that I'm not supposed to be able to do, then you can do it too," Bella exclusively said to M. "You can go out there and do anything you set your mind too. This is so difficult and yet I did it with one of the most famous book publishing companies in the world. It's crazy to think about how you don't think you can do something but then you put your mind to it."
That determination is what obviously fuels the 19-year-old and along with writing books and penning her own original songs she plans to release on SoundCloud, she has also written, directed and will be starring in her first short-film, which she will be start filming in May.
"I'm so excited, it's lots of writing," she said about the project.
Bella is clearly unstoppable!
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