Stars Who Were Forced To Lose Weight For Hollywood

Stars Who Were Forced To Lose Weight For Hollywood

Celebrities have to put up with some real
indignities at times, and not always just getting Evian when they asked for Perrier. It’s not uncommon to hear things like “you’re
too fat” from their producers, directors, and agents. Here are some instances when celebs were forced
to lose weight for work. “You eat like a baby dinosaur. You don’t even chew.” Amy Schumer Comedienne Amy Schumer got the shock of a
lifetime when movie executives behind her debut film Trainwreck told her she had to
lose weight. She revealed on Live! with Kelly and Michael
that after the film got green-lit, Schumer met with execs to discuss the film. “It’s so funny, because they want it to be
your idea. So they were like, ‘how do you want to look
for the movie?’ And I was like, ‘Oh! I don’t know. Like scarves and blazers?’ And they were like, ‘No. Maybe like skip a meal?’ And I was like, ‘Oh…'” They hired a celebrity trainer who put her
on a strict diet and exercise regimen. Schumer kept her spirits up and said she proudly
lost three whole pounds! She did, however, reveal Hollywood’s biggest
diet secret. “That’s the Hollywood secret! Don’t put food in your dumb mouth. That’s it.” Carrie Fisher Things are rough even for actresses in a galaxy
far, far away, or at least that’s what Carrie Fisher says. According to a 2015 cover story for Good Housekeeping,
Fisher said the only way she was allowed to reprise her role as Princess Leia in Star
Wars: The Force Awakens was if she dropped an absurd amount of weight, saying, “They don’t want to hire all of me—only
about three-quarters! I’m in a business where the only thing that
matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because
that’s how easy it is.” Gigi Hadid Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated
swimsuit model Gigi Hadid was told to lose weight early on in her modelling career, according
to the Daily Mail. Before working the runways, Hadid was focused
on qualifying for the Junior Olympics in volleyball, saying, “I had like crazy muscles and I [ate] like
a man…and it was crazy but at the time I didn’t care what my body looked like, I just
wanted to be the best volleyball player I could be so it didn’t really matter to me.” Modelling agencies were not impressed, and
she said she struggled to find representation unless she lost “a lot of weight.” Eventually, Hadid found an agency that wasn’t
entirely clueless, and now she’s one of the most sought-after supermodels in the industry. Nia Vardalos Believe it or not, actress Nia Vardalos was
pressured to lose weight to portray…herself. Among the many changes studio execs wanted
to make to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was based on her one-woman show, was the size
of Vardalos herself. Ultimately, she managed to retain creative
control over her project, maintain her self respect, and establish a healthy career on
her own terms. In 2009, Vardalos wrote a piece for CNN called
“What’s the big fat deal?”, saying, “Just 40 pounds of fat now gone from my body,
but wow, it’s pretty much all I get asked about. In the last year, I got to star in a movie,
wrote and directed my next one, and adopted a three year old from American Foster Care. But guess what I’m asked…how did I lose
the weight?” Vardalos wasn’t the only actress told that
she was too fat to play herself, however… Margaret Cho In the mid 1990s, comedian Margaret Cho starred
in a sitcom called All-American Girl, which was one of the first American network television
shows to feature an all-Asian cast. But despite the show’s groundbreaking turn,
it wasn’t the best time for Cho. According to the Los Angeles Times, the network
required her to lose weight to play herself. She did, dropping 30 pounds in two weeks — ultimately
suffering kidney failure in the process. “So from the age of 10 I was anorexic and
bulimic and I almost died from it. Until one day, I just said, ‘What if this
is it? What if this is just what I look like?'” In subsequent years, Cho fought back, not
just for herself, but for other female celebrities who face similar scrutiny. In 2012, she lashed out at designer Karl Lagerfeld,
who referred to singer Adele as “a little bit fat.” Lagerfeld later apologized for his comment,
but Cho suggested he “design a new line for full-figured women instead of simply issuing
an apology.” Instead, in 2013, Lagerfeld just went on to
say, “No one wants to see round women on the catwalk.” Some weirdos never learn. Judy Garland During her legendary role as Dorothy in The
Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was essentially starved. According to The Telegraph, Garland’s troubles
with her weight began at age 14 when MGM told her she looked like a “fat little pig with
pigtails”. Because studio contracts were once legitimately
insane, execs reportedly assumed strict control over her diet. Their diet regime allegedly included simply
taking food away from her, and instructions to “consume only black coffee and chicken
soup, plus 80 cigarettes a day and pills every four hours to quell her appetite.” According to Garland, she wasn’t the only
actor subjected to this kind of treatment at the time, describing a treatment straight
out of science fiction, saying, “They’d give us pep pills. Then they’d take us to the studio hospital
and knock us cold with sleeping pills. After four hours they’d wake us up and give
us the pep pills again.” Jennifer Lawrence According to a 2013 interview with Harper’s
Bazaar UK, actress Jennifer Lawrence was once told to lose a certain amount of weight or
face being fired from an undisclosed film. She recalled the incident, saying, “They brought in pictures of me where I was
basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet.” The Oscar-winning Lawrence told the magazine
she’ll never allow herself to be pressured like that again. “If anybody even tries to whisper the word
‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go f*** yourself.”‘ Jason Segel While we often hear about actresses being
pressured to lose weight for the cameras, it happens to men too. Appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman,
Segal explained why he needed to lose 35 pounds to star alongside Emily Blunt in The Five-Year
Engagement. “Well I was told that it had to be conceivable
that Emily Blunt would ever choose me to be her husband.” Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch
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99 thoughts on “Stars Who Were Forced To Lose Weight For Hollywood

  1. To people brining up Tom Hanks and Christian Bale as examples of male weight-loss, they're forgetting the changes were essential for the story, not based in marketing purposes. An example of a woman doing this is Anne Hathaway. She chose to lose tons of weight for Les Mis because it would enhance the story. The changes were done with the actor's consent to create a more effective film. However, the actresses mentioned here DID NOT want the weight loss changes as they were not necessary at all.

  2. noone likes seeing sick thin women on the cat walk. the only pretty decent models are the Victoria secret models and even they could use a few extra pounds. look at most of the other catwalk models they look gross not attractive at all. flat ass and no boobs cuz their like 5"10 and 110 lbs.

  3. people that say loose wait should jump off a fucking bridge course they are so fucked up in the head burn in hell son of bitches they should not tell people to loose wait its not there bodies what are the trying to prove a point that is pointless because there insecure no wonder why they are putting jabs about other peoples weight have they looked at themselves lately

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  6. So.. Women told to lose waight… We getca lecture… Every Time.. With Minor Variations..

    A Guy? A Joke at best, Shame-Splaining worse..

    And One Example at that! My God, you guts are douchbags.

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  8. Jesus, I can understand when actors/actresses are required to work out or train for certain roles (example: Keanu Reeves in John Wick, Orlando Bloom in LOTR and The Hobbit, etc.) but to be forced to lose weight?! That's pretty fucked up. I guess I could understand if they were asked to lose anything under maybe 5-10lbs but still wtf

  9. Why does everything in these comment sections devolve into an argument about feminism? For God's sake, SHUT UP ALL OF YOU!

  10. They weren't forced. It's a job, a job portraying a character and you are paid millions to do it. Some jobs require you to stay awake, some to work in really cold or hot environments and some are based on your look. Deal with it or quit

  11. Judy was 15. She was physically and mentally tortured. I'm so disgusted and ashamed that I live in a world like this.

  12. fuck that norms here we are too fat every single day. poor you you had to lose weight JUST for a fucking role. ALL us normies puke for fun and starve ourselves for home? we try to consume healthy foods, not diet foods. its easy. Its fucking easy. you don't ever diet" you care about yourself. Cry me a river stars.

  13. Honestly curvy women are beautiful not just skinny girls who have hour glasses unless your dying of obesity people should just embrace your body. physical appearance is something these shallow bastards should stop focusing on.

  14. "we want you yo lose weight so you can be in this movie and get paíd millions and win awards, and not having a fucking normal job and struggle trought life like a fucking normal person"

  15. funny only one was a man its such a double standard men can look like crap but women are picked on even when they look good it's never good enough for Hollywood

  16. Here's an idea: if you need a certain 'look' for a film, hire the person that already looks that way. If the character is asian, hire an asian person, if the character is black, hire a black person, if the character is starving in a 3rd world country, hire a naturally and already thin person, etc. etc. We'd get to see a whole lot more talent and you wouldn't be putting ridiculous and dangerous demands on people.

  17. its so hypocritical. When Jason Segal told them he had to lose weight to look like someone Emily Blunt would marry the audience laughed. Now, if God forbid, a woman was in his shoes and said that everyone would be in uproar, the director of the film would get flack, and the movie would probably not making it to the cinemas. The double standard is ridiculous. As a woman, if i'm expected to fight for women to be accepted shouldn't we treat men the exact same way?

  18. I would say to the Hollywood Elite to shove that million dollars where the sun don't shine. And Hollywood's god is their profits.

  19. It's sad that the media crushes this people to the point of even getting mentally, emotionally and physically sick. I believe we should keep away from obesity, but also keep our self-esteem by not losing weight for the wrong reasons but for health.

  20. this is the stupidest video i've ever encountered this year. the camera and story have needs too you spoiled lazy asses… look at christian bale for the machinist. it's how commited you are to your role, to your craft. body image issue? gimme a break…

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  23. what is wrong with all these people in the comments saying Jennifer Lawrence f.e. was fat? honestly what is wrong with you?

  24. Judy Garland was abused so fucking badly. She was an unbelievable talent and kind person and they absolutely tortured her.

  25. What about when Arnold Schwarzenegger had to lose weight to be in a movie and he was a bodybuilder! But it seems you guys only care about women, smh

  26. Cruel in some instances but ultimately it's the career field that you chose and has been the standard since, well, the beginning…

    Funny that all of them ended up doing it for the money anyway

  27. People are missing the point. These are unfair expectations of actresses, as well as ufair and at times unsafe goals for fans and admirers, some of whom are young or just easily influenced women. It is a made up and glamorized standard that the majority of people cannot live up to. Healthy should be the goal, good food and exercise, not anorexia.

  28. I'm guessing the movie Jennifer Lawrence had to lose weight for was way before the Hunger Games… she refused to look like an even slightly hungry teenager, let alone a 16 year old who was malnourished and starving.

  29. Can we just get rid of Karl lagerfeld and every other ignorant asshole designer/photographer/ talent agencies and replace them with actual good people???? I used to model as a kid and one comment from a talent manager affected my confidence. They told me I needed to lose 10 pounds at 7 years old if I ever wanted to make it and that fucked me up. I've had an eating disorder since then. It's never been a severe eating disorder but it's like I can never stop thinking about how I look.

  30. Gigi Hadid was a fucking athlete!Athletes have the most enviable figures in my opinion. The peak of physical fitness. That's what I wish I looked like and it can be achieved by EATING well and exercising. Why everyone wants to look like these unhealthy looking matchsticks I'll never understand. If you have to starve yourself to look a certain way you're not meant to look like that!!

  31. We dont need to be applauding obesity. If you are obese you need to loose weight. We're living in a culture where its not okay to say that obesity is a bad thing

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