Emma Thompson Blasts Hollywood's 'Evil' Obsession

Says actresses face pressure not to eat
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2017 9:17 AM CDT
Emma Thompson Blasts Hollywood's 'Evil' Obsession
Emma Thompson at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Germany on Feb. 15, 2016.   (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

"It's evil." That's how Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson sums up the pressure on actresses to lose weight. While appearing on a Swedish talk show last week, Thompson described how she'd almost quit work on 2008 film Brideshead Revisited because producers asked another actress—the film also starred Hayley Atwell, Felicity Jones, and Greta Scacchi—to shed some pounds, per Vanity Fair. "I said to them, 'If you speak to her about this again on any level, I will leave this picture,'" Thompson said. She added the pressure to be thin in Hollywood is "getting worse" and that actresses "simply don't eat," per the Guardian. (Thompson is against plastic surgery.)

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