Growing up in the spotlight is not easy. Jennifer Love Hewitt opened up about her uncomfortable experience constantly fielding questions about her body as a young actress.

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“At the time that I was going through it … interviewers were asking what now would be [considered] incredibly inappropriate, gross things,” the actress, 42, told Vulture on Monday, March 29. “For some reason, in my brain, I was able to just go, ‘OK, well, I guess they wouldn’t be asking if it was inappropriate.’”

Now that she’s older and has a daughter of her own, Hewitt understands how unfair her treatment was.

“It really started with I Know What You Did Last Summer because that was the first time that I had worn a low top,” Hewitt said. “I remember purposely wearing a T-shirt that said ‘Silicone Free’ [to a press junket] because I was so annoyed, and I knew something about boobs was gonna be the first question out of [reporters’] mouths.”

The Criminal Minds alum said it upset her that her body always seemed to win out over her career when it came to discussion topics.

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“The conversation for a very long time in my career was always about [my body] first — then, ‘Oh yeah, you were really great in the movie, too,’ later. I didn’t get it. That’s just what I looked like, and I was doing my job,” she said.