Veronica Dunne on Being a Role Model: 'It's An Honor & A Privilege'

Veronica Dunne on Being a Role Model: 'It's An Honor & A Privilege'

Veronica Dunne looks like she belongs in the 1940s in this stunning shot from Composure magazine.

The K.C. Undercover actress opened up with the mag about her influences, having an insight to the industry from her parents and being a role model. Check it:

On growing up with a parent in the industry: “I was so lucky. I mean, this business can be rough, but to have someone that I could look up to and to tell me the realities of this industry. He [dad, Murphy Dunne] really gave me a great foundation to stand on and the confidence that I am enough. When I walk into the room I am who am, and if it’s not the right part there will always be another. He’s taught me so much, especially when it comes to comedy. Such a funny guy. He’s just given me so much.”

On her industry crush: “I love Jennifer Lawrence. She’s so awesome, down to earth, and talented. Meryl Streep, obviously. As far as my idols growing up- I’d say Lucille Ball. I think she is where I got a lot of my comedic inspiration. I always knew that I wanted to do comedy, particularly sitcoms. That’s where I wanted to start. And I think it was from watching so many episodes of ‘I love Lucy’. I remember I would pretend to be sick so that I could sit in bed and watch that show. Sorry middle school teachers!”

On being a strong role model for young women: “I’ve been given an incredible platform by being on Disney. So many young girls look up to the female roles on that network. I know I did. And I think growing up a girl in today’s society is really hard with all the Photoshop and airbrushing. All these girls who are portrayed as ‘perfect’ when in reality, no one is perfect. We all have our flaws and there’s something beautiful about every single one of us. I think that’s really important to acknowledge. I want to be a real girl that others can look up to. Another issue that matters to me is bullying. I was badly bullied throughout childhood. Because of that, it’s become something I want to stand against publicly. I’ve been given this opportunity and I think it’s important to use in a way that benefits others. This fact that girls can look up to me, and do look up to me, is an honor and a privilege. I want to make the best of it.”

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Photos: Josefhaley, John Hong/Composure
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