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Emma Thompson isn't afraid to speak up for her fellow actresses.
The 57-year-old British star recently appeared on Swedish talk show Skavlan, where she revealed she threatened to quit the 2008 film, Brideshead Revisited, after a producer asked her co-star to lose weight.
"There was a wonderful actress I was working with in a film I did called Brideshead Revisited," she recalled. "And the producer said to her, 'Will you lose some weight?' And she was absolutely exquisite!"
"I said to them, 'If you speak to her about this again, on any level, I will leave this picture. You are never to do that,'" she continued. "It's evil what's happening out there, and it's getting worse."
Thompson also talked about the issue of anorexia.
"There are so many kids -- girls and boys now, and actresses »
Emma Thompson is a hero to women everywhere. With more than 30 years as an actress, the two-time Oscar winner has collected many experiences in the strange world of Hollywood. One such example was when she almost quit a film in defense of a co-star. It was around 2008 and Thompson was working on the set of Brideshead Revisited. As she recalled during an interview on Norwegian-Swedish television program, Skavlan, producers had asked an unnamed actress working on the film to lose weight. "She was absolutely exquisite and I said to them, 'If you speak to her about this again on any level, I will leave this picture,'" she remembered saying. "'You are never to do »
Emma Thompson will always stand up for what’s right. During an appearance on Swedish talk show “Skavlan” last week, Thompson revealed a shocking incident that happened on the set of a 2008 film. “There was a wonderful actress in a film I did called Brideshead Revisited,” Thompson recalled. “The producer said to her, ‘Will you […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Thompson reveals she almost quit 2008 film Brideshead Revisited after a co-star was asked to lose weight
Emma Thompson has criticised Hollywood for the pressure it puts on female actors to be thin, saying that she almost quit Brideshead Revisited because another actor was asked by the film’s producers to lose weight.
Thompson made the comment during an interview on Swedish talk show Skavlan, after another guest brought up the subject of weight loss. Thompson didn’t reveal the name of the actor, but confirmed that she confronted producers of the film over the issue.
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- Gwilym Mumford
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