That’s the part that kills me, they did it. I understand, but it still sucks that the business and the world still demands that you be some “better” which means “thinner” brighter which means “blonder” version of one’s self to be appealing.
I chose Liv Tyler as my poster girl because I loved her quote:
Liv Tyler refuses to play the weight game with Hollywood. “I’ve been told that if I lose weight I’d have more work, but I refuse to submit myself to Hollywood standards. To the rest of the world I am slim and I like the way I am,” she insisted. We do too!
Actress and singer Mandy Moore was humiliated when she was asked to lose weight for a film role. “I felt mortified. I am who I am, and if I accept it everybody else should too,” she said. “When I started out in the industry I was 14 and a beanpole, but over the last few years I’ve grown. For the most part I feel pretty OK with how I look. I know I’m different from the typical Hollywood ideal of what is beautiful. But quite frankly I don’t think that’s attainable and I’m happy to represent something different. This is just exactly who I am.” Get that? Different is awesome.