Now before we get started, I would like to clear something up. I am not saying that skinny girls are not beautiful. I think that all women are beautiful. There are plenty of skinny girls that are gorgeous. But you don’t HAVE to be skinny to be gorgeous. There are a lot of average weight girls who are gorgeous too. And also some mega curvy girls out there who are smoking hot. Trouble is if all that the curvy girls are seeing on their T.V and movie screens is skinny girls pretending to be normal every day girls, then the curvy girls are going to feel like skinny is the only way to be.
It seems that every single movie I see these days is about a skinny girl. A skinny girl who is a prostitute. A skinny girl who is a lawyer. A skinny girl who is a mother of three cute kiddies. A skinny girl who is a hired gun. Whatever, you name it. Regardless of what their back story is, they are always skinny. Sometimes it works. But a lot of the time it doesn’t add up. It is not realistic. The majority of the female population in the USA is NOT skinny. And in New Zealand the average woman is on the curvy end of the scale.
"All the women walk by craft services and keep going, don't even know why we walk by, we're just torturing ourselves. The boys are all trying to add size, but we're all working out like crazy and have diets….."The other day I realized as long as I'm in this business, I'm going to be hungry. The camera really does add 10 pounds. I'm trying to stay under the weight I want to look like on TV. It's a good incentive to stay slim and is probably adding years to my life... I'm vegetarian, so I live on carbs, but it's always an effort. After any wardrobe fitting, I hit the gym three times more than the week before."
Wow. At least she is being honest. And good on her for being honest. There is nothing worse that actresses who claim to live on cheeseburgers but who secret live on lettuce. But, why do they have to look so thin? Where is the pressure coming from? What would happen if they all decided to pork up just a little bit? Surely if Anna Paquin decided to add a good five kilos she would still be the Oscar winning lead role. They can’t exactly fire her can they? Then all the others could pork up a little too. Thus slowly fattening up Hollywood.