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Danielle Rose Russell Speaks Out About Being Body Shamed By Haters

Danielle Rose Russell Speaks Out About Being Body Shamed By Haters

Danielle Rose Russell has had enough with the hatred and body shaming from so-called “fans”.

The Originals actress, who stars as Hope Mikaelson, opened up on her Instagram Stories, addressing the hate that she’s been getting since taking over the role for the final season, and clapping back at those who think it’s okay to judge her body image.

“I will rarely address this, but: it’s extremely upsetting that people are calling me unworthy, a bad actress, or degrading me because I have curves,” Danielle writes. “My petite curves make me differen from a lot of actresses out there, but I don’t like at them as anything less than beautiful.”

I love that fact that I have a curvier body, in fact, my curves make me feel empowered as a woman. It’s extremely saddening that people feel the need to judge me based on my differences from other actresses.”

Danielle continues, “I don’t need to explain myself to anyone, but those who are body shaming me should be ashamed of themselves for calling my unworthy of being an actress, and are only hurting other young women and men who don’t have a body up to your standards.”

“This is bullying and hatred, and I will never stand for that.”

Read more of her message in the gallery below!

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KJ Apa & Camila Mendes Strike a Pose at The CW Upfront Party 2018!

KJ Apa & Camila Mendes Strike a Pose at The CW Upfront Party 2018!

KJ Apa and Camila Mendes join forces at the CW Network’s 2018 Upfront Party!

The Riverdale stars were joined by their co-stars Charles Melton, Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart, and Mark Consuelos at the event held at Avra Madison Estiatorio on Thursday (May 17) in New York City.

Also in attendance were Roswell, New Mexico‘s Michael Vlamis, Jeanine Mason, Lily Cowles, and Nathan Parsons, In The Dark‘s Perry Mattfeld, and All American‘s Cody Christian, Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Karimah Westbrook, Monet Mazur, Bre-Z, and Michael Evans Behling.

Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins, Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Black Lightning‘s China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Cress Williams, and Christine Adams, Dynasty‘s Elizabeth Gillies, Nicollette Sheridan, and Rafael De La Fuente, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom also stepped out for the party.

Charmed‘s Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery, LegaciesDanielle Rose Russell and Matt Davis, and Thirty Seconds To Mars were there to show their support as well.

FYI: Lili is wearing an Elkin dress with Chloe Gosselin shoes. Camila is wearing a Missoni dress with a L’Afshar clutch. Elizabeth is wearing Vitor Zerbinato.

50+ pictures inside of CW stars at the event… More Here! »

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Danielle Rose Russell Promises No To Disappoint With New Series 'Legacies'

Danielle Rose Russell Promises No To Disappoint With New Series 'Legacies'

Danielle Rose Russell is already looking ahead to the next chapter in The Vampire Diaries fandom – Legacies.

The 18-year-old actress stars as Hope Marshall-Mikaelson and will continue to on the new series, premiering next year.

“Thank you @TheCW for giving me the chance to continue Hope’s story…we won’t disappoint!” she wrote on Twitter after her first Upfront event this week.

Late last month, Danielle was hoping for the best with the spinoff, telling Teen Vogue that she’d “love to play this character for a long time. I really fell in love with her.”

If you missed it, you can see what else showrunner Julie Plec shared about the show.

Danielle Rose Russell & Matt Davis Bring 'Legacies' To CW Upfont 2018

Danielle Rose Russell & Matt Davis Bring 'Legacies' To CW Upfont 2018

Danielle Rose Russell and Matt Davis were matching in blue at the 2018 CW Network Upfront held at The London Hotel on Thursday morning (May 17) in New York City.

The two actors will be starring in the upcoming third TVD series, Legacies, which is a spinoff from The Originals, that will be ending with it’s fifth season.

The series will be centered on teenage Hope in Mystic Falls at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted.

In addition to Danielle and Matt, Legacies will also star Aria Shahghasemi as Landon, and three new actors – Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd and Kaylee Bryant.

10+ pics inside of Danielle Rose Russell and Matt Davis

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Danielle Rose Russell Hits Her First Upfronts Party in NYC

Danielle Rose Russell Hits Her First Upfronts Party in NYC

Danielle Rose Russell just attended her first ever upfronts party!

The Originals star stepped out for Entertainment Weekly & PEOPLE’s New York Upfronts Celebration held at The Bowery Hotel on Monday night (May 14) in New York City.

Joining her at the bash were Violett Beane, Jacob Tremblay, Schooled‘s AJ Michalka, Riverdale‘s Casey Cott and On My Block stars Jason Genao and Brett Gray.

Later this week, Danielle will be repping her new show, and Originals spin-off, Legacies, at the CW portion of Upfronts week.

15+ pics inside of Danielle Rose Russell, Casey Cott and more…

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