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"The good girl syndrome is so very real": An unfiltered personal essay by Danish 'Black Mirror' star Clara Rugaard

By Clara Rugaard

Velvet dress, €260, Velvet trousers, €190. Both Rotate. Boho gold ring with rutile & diamonds, €9,920. Ole Lynggaard. Photo: Petra Kleis

It’s a strange time to be an actor, particularly a young actor on the cusp of major international stardom. Just ask 25-year-old Dane Clara Rugaard, who, following a slew of buzzy projects, found herself with more than a little extra time on her hands. So she took this unusual moment of calm as a rare opportunity to reflect. Here, exclusively for Vogue Scandinavia, Rugaard pens an intimate essay that unravels the challenges of her beloved profession and the unexpected beauty of the unknown