Joseph Gordon-Levitt was insecure about his looks a child

‘Inception’ stud, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has revealed he found it hard growing up with long hair and youthful looks as people often mistook him for a girl.

He said: When I was a teenager, I was insecure about looking so young.

“I had long hair. People thought I was a girl. I remember the dude at the shoe store once being, like, ‘Can I help you, miss?'”

It was not only his looks that the actor found difficult to deal with during his childhood but also integrating with his fellow classmates as he was constantly away working.

He said: “Whether it was playing sports or, as I got older, meeting girls, I very much wanted to have those experiences. But it was challenging, sometimes, to have them be normal while also working.”

And while he enjoyed working, Joseph hated attending a teen celebrity conference, which he dubbed “a very special kind of hell,” every year as part of his promotional commitments for sitcom ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’.

He told Guardian newspaper’s Weekend magazine: “I found it stomach-turning and uncomfortable. But they used to do these yearly super-conventions of teen magazine press, and that was my compromise when it came to promoting 3rd Rock – that I would go to these and I wouldn’t do the other s**t.”

He’s 34.

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‘Inception' stud, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has revealed he found it hard growing up with long hair and youthful looks as people often mistook him for a girl. He said: When I was a teenager, I was insecure about looking so young. 'I had long hair. People thought I was a girl. I...