Not the fitness experts, but the REAL experts – the actresses themselves….
Here‘s a list of great quotes, and here are a few of my favorite exerpts:
You shouldn’t be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins…But you have to remember that it’s not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that. Being size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn’t try and be like them. It’s not realistic and it’s not healthy.
I’m not sure where Rihanna got her common sense, but this is totally right on, and what a lot of folks don’t realize is that those people who are in pictures work 24/7 at keeping their bodies in shape or getting them in shape for a part or a look. They hire professionals to help them who work them out for a long time each day. They have someone around all the time to help them with their diet and other parts to get thin. It’s a grueling ordeal, but they get paid lots of money for it and it’s their job. For actors and actresses, their body is their instrument as much as a singer’s instrument is their voice, a painter’s instrument is their hand. Without a well-tuned voice, a singer is gone; without a well-tuned hand, an artist is lost; and without a well-tuned body, an actor/actress is without an instrument. The same is true of mannequins who I ironically refer to as refer/rice cake addicts. They have no life, literally outside the maison where the work and the clothes they wear
This is a clear look at what is purported to us as being a model figure. In reality, even among those in the entertainment industry – it doesn’t exist. So if you’re working toward that model, realize that you’re trying to achieve something that others do with a lot of professional help and advice, and that is a state of perfection, which in nature really doesn’t exist. (In science terms like perfect, vacuum, and other absolute states are only for description purposes, but never refer to an actual state because absolute 0 [a state of the coldest temperature], vacuum [a state of nothing occupying space] and perfection do not and can not exist. We are nature, and there fore we can work toward perfection, but we must realize that we can never achieve it.)
I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I don’t want little girls to be like, “Oh, I want to look like Katniss” (her character in The Hunger Games), so I’m going to skip dinner. That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed.
You know that’s really admirable to not want to artificially look thin, but I guarantee you if she gets the chance to play a part that requires her to look emaciated, she’ll look that way. But remember that’s all a look, and once she’s finished with the part, she’ll (hopefully) be back to her regular weight.
Peruse through the quotes cause they are all very illuminating!
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