Can you imagine the fear some of those actresses felt when Ellen brought out that pizza?!!!!
I think part of the reason we LOVE Jennifer Lawrence so much is because she seems like the kind of girl that eats pizza! And she did! And good old Julia Roberts for taking a piece. And speaking of old, at Meryl’s age, arguably, it isn’t as important to have a perfect body so she had a piece; girlfriend works because she’s talented, period. Right? Oh, and pregnant Kerry Washington grabbed a slice backstage.
But what about the other girls?
I sometimes think people won’t believe me when I tell them what actresses do to stay thin. And let me be clear, I know its not just actresses working hard to stay skinny, but I have a window into Hollywood and some of the stuff I’ve seen blows my mind.
For example, its to the point where actresses on diet pills is the norm. Its almost more surprising if they don’t take diet pills (or some prescription medication where the side effect is a suppressed appetite, for example: Ritalin for ADD or Wellbutrin for Anxiety and depression.
Everybody is allergic to gluten. Lets be real. Processed foods aren’t good for us but every single woman in Hollywood is allergic to gluten – and dairy – and wheat? I don’t think so. Oh, and they love animals too much to eat them, but they will wear them (just sayin.’) Look, if you want to subsist on Vegetables alone that’s your choice but don’t fake a food allergy. Lying is wrong people. Even to yourself.
I know an actress that eat cotton balls so her stomach feels full. Yep. You read that right. Cotton balls.
A male actor friend of mine ate nothing but water with lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for forty days. Not for a role. Just to burn body fat in the hopes of getting a role (and a six pack.)
I worked with Eric McCormack (Will and Grace) once on an Indie Film that never saw the light of day. I was dieting at the time (as per usual) and eating fruit for lunch instead of a sandwich. Eric said to me, (in reference to the grapes I was eating) “Those things are like little sugar packets.” “So you don’t eat grapes?” I asked him. “Nope.” He said, “Too high in sugar.” I dumped them off my plate and into the garbage. After a few years in the biz I discovered most actors won’t eat fruit (too many carbs.)
Actresses I know take sleeping pills so they can sleep all day and not eat, go to the gym twice a day, hire trainers and chefs and “fake eat” in public so people don’t know they have a problem and purge that same food out later.
So call me a cynic but when that pizza came out at the Oscars I couldn’t help it, I was looking to see how the actresses would handle it. If any of them were panicky, they did a good job ‘acting’ like they weren’t.
What about you? Did you have any of the same thoughts? Any thoughts on beauty at the Oscars in general? x