I’m ashamed to admit I even clicked on the link … but I did.
Ann Hathaway’s Shame
I adore my fellow Jersey-girl Ann Hathaway and am counting down the days to the release of Les Mis the way people are counting down the days til Christmas (20 days for both!). I know she’s going to be amazing as Fantine … the previews alone kill me!
I like Ann because she seems real, confident in who she is, strong and she is clearly a very talented actress.
So naturally, I was sad to see this:
‘She was skinny before she lost all that weight for her role in “Les Miserables,” but Anne Hathaway has never overcome anxiety about her body. “I still feel the stress over ‘Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?'” she admits to Glamour. “There’s an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would’ve grown out of by now. It’s an ongoing source of shame for me.”‘
Are no women immune to body image issues?! I get that in Hollywood there are certain expectations (unrealistic, at that!) but how sad that such a beautiful young woman could still be struggling with body image anxiety?
When celebs talk about their own insecurities, I used to think it made them relatable … but as I’ve gotten older, I think it just perpetuates the (inaccurate) notion that thin is perfect, thin is beautiful.
Thin isn’t everything … and the collective self-flagellation in Hollywood isn’t helping anyone. If anything, it’s creating more problems. Hell, here I am blogging about it, potentially perpetuating even more!
Ann, if you’re listening, please know you’re perfect as you are …