Women helping women is always a beautiful thing.
While appearing on the Swedish talk show Skavlan, Emma Thompson discussed the horrible amount of pressure actresses in Hollywood face when it comes to being as thin as possible.
The Beauty and the Beast actress recalled one particular incident in which she threatened to quit a movie during filming after one of the producers tried to body shame her costar.
“There was a wonderful actress in a film I did called Brideshead Revisited, Thompson said of the 2008 film. The producer said to her, Will you lose some weight? And she was absolutely exquisite!
She then stepped into the situation by telling the producer, “If you speak to her about this again, on any level, I will leave this picture. You are never to do that.”
The act of body shaming and double standards for women’s bodies in show business is not a new concept. Thompson saw the incident with the producer as proof that the problem is deep rooted.
“Sometimes there are just some subjects that you absolutely have to make noise about because its so tedious and its gone on and on,” she said.
You can watch the full interview here: