Teen actress Harley Quinn Smith, daughter of director Kevin Smith and co-star of his new comedy horror film Yoga Hosers, in theaters Friday, says she’s taken inspiration from fellow actress Ariel Winter.
Harley told Entertainment Tonight that there’s much to admire about the Modern Family star, who at 18 is just one year older than Harley. “I just love her confidence and she also, in a very eloquent way, doesn’t let anybody mess with her on social media. She gets a lot of harassment for the way she dresses… [and] it’s hard to not let it get to you, but she deals with it in such a good way. I just look up to her very much,” revealed Harley.
Ariel has spoken out against online bullying, an issue Harley herself has recently faced, and was defended by her supportive dad. Ariel said on the show The Talk, “I mean, people say everything on the face of the planet to me about everything I do. And it just really, it can destroy a person and I also think it’s disgusting what people spend their time on. You’re sitting behind a computer, you don’t have the guts to say it to my face, but you have the time and energy to shame and hurt somebody on the computer, and that just show how little respect you have for other people and how people spend their time.”
Harley also discussed her social media presence (her medium of choice is Instagram). “I know it annoys some people that I write, like, huge paragraphs on Instagram, because that’s not what they want to see, but it’s really important to use your fame, for lack of a better word, to do something good in the world instead of just selfies.”
We at OMJ are particularly taken with Harley Quinn’s style, which she frequently showcases on Instagram:
Her boyfriend of three years also makes frequent adorable appearances on her social media. How cute are they?
And of course her famous father is often seen by her side, especially during the press tour for the film.
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