In the latest issue of GQ, the seriously sexy January Jones opens up about how she overcame the low expectations of an ex-boyfriend. Instead of believing in her, the ex (rumored to be Ashton Kutcher) told her that she might not be cut out for acting. January recounts:
"The guy I was dating when I first got to LA was not supportive of my acting. He was like, I don't think you're going to be good at this. So — f*ck you! He only has nice things to say now — if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can't do something, that's when I'm most motivated."
January sure did channel that motivation, as her powerful portrayal of Betty Draper has earned her much critical acclaim.
Have you ever defied expectations to show what you're really made of?