Rosario Dawson is jaw-droppingly sexy, and an amazingly talented actress. And she recently admitted to the fact that she was 20 before she did the deed!
Ok, I know 20 isn’t that old for a lot of people, but considering the
fact that she was 15 when she was cast in the controversial movie Kids, it’s pretty cool.
There’s a cliché about child stars and promiscuity,
and there’s a good reason for that. You take that stereotype and layer
it on top of what kind of character Dawson played in her breakout part …
it’s even more admirable that she waited to cash in her V-card.
was one of those movies that sparked a lot of debate because it was
about young teenagers doing drugs and having unprotected sex -- one of
them being knowingly HIV-positive and doing it anyway! Dawson played a
provocative and promiscuous girl, and she shares a funny anecdote about
what her parents were really worried about:
"With all the insanity that my character goes through, the only thing they cared about was not smoking.”
But the coolest thing that she said about the role was that it was
the total opposite from her real life, and that she didn’t even lose her
virginity until she was 20. What made her hold onto it? Respect for
what her mom went through as a teen mom.
"I didn't even have sex until I was 20," Dawson said about the
differences between Ruby and herself. "My mom was a teenage mom, I was
deathly afraid of being a teenage mom.”
Awww! What a way to recognize and acknowledge the trials that her mom
faced as a super young mother. It can’t be easy being a teen mom, and I
think this shows that Rosario had a healthy respect for what her mom
Plus it goes to show that you don’t have to have sex at a young age to end up as one of Hollywood’s hottest stars.
Are you comfortable with the age you were when you ... you know?
I'm very comfortable with mine. Like Rosario, I was a child of a teen mom and terrified of becoming one myself (especially since both of my grandmothers were teen moms, too), so I didn't have sex until I was 21, living on my own, working a full-time job, and had some college under my belt. I figured that way, if my birth control failed while I was single, I'd be in a better position to take care of my child.
No, I was 15 and wish I would have waited at least until me and DF got together.
We started dating when I was 17 and he was 15 (almost 16) and have been together for 5 years... I know he is the one for me now, so I do wish I wouldn't have done anything with any other boyfriends before him.