How 'Ghostbusters' Star Leslie Jones Overcame Her Insecurities

The comedian said she worried about her height and skin growing up.

— -- One of the women fighting phantoms in this summer's reboot of "Ghostbusters" revealed she hasn’t always been a confident comedian.

Leslie Jones spoke to People magazine about the insecurities she faced growing up and how she was able to overcome them.

The actress and comedian said she used to feel particularly insecure about her height and her skin.

“People used to call me names, so my mom had this beautiful African lady come talk to me. I was like, 'Oh my God, if I'm going to look like you, then I don't care what anyone says about me,'" Jones said.

At 6 feet, Jones said her height became a problem for her once boys entered the equation. But now? “I’m totally into it,” she said, adding that she’ll even wear 6-inch heels.

"He told me, 'You're like 18. You don't have anything to talk about. Go get a job, go get fired, go get your heart broken and go break some hearts.'"

"Ghostbusters" has received criticism from some for its nontraditional, all-female band of ghost slayers.