If you thought you’d get through this day without screaming into the void, well, think again. In a new interview, the beautiful and talented actress Bryce Dallas Howard says she was asked to lose weight while filming “Jurassic World Dominion”.
Howard was discussing his role in Metro about his role in Jurassic World: Dominion and what it means for the representation of women in action films. Unfortunately for filmmakers, it means the same thing as the representation of women in any form of Hollywood media or production.
“What being in this third movie allowed – how do I say this, how do I say this, how do I say this…[I’ve] asked not to use my natural body in the movies.”
WHICH?! After all, what this means? If ever there was a time to take a deep breath, close your eyes and pinch the bridge of your nose, now is the time.
Howard says the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, came to his defense.
“In the third movie, it was because there were so many women in the cast, it was something Colin was really sorry about in terms of protecting me,” she explains. “The conversation came up again: ‘We need to ask Bryce to lose weight.'”
Because. Just because? No matter who you are or what you do, if you are a woman you are expected to spend all your precious little time on this earth hating yourself and always finding ways to look thinner, younger and prettier. Even if you are already beautiful and extremely talented. I’m exhausted just writing about it.
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“He said, ‘There are so many different types of women on this planet, and there are so many different types of women in our movie,’ and I did so many scenes that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been on a diet,” she says.
And she is right! Because bodies need carbohydrates, sugar, and proteins and diets are unsustainable. What Howard knows and has defended herself alongside her director.
“So I’m really thrilled [at] every action I have to do, and I have to do it with my body. She was at her full strength, and I hope it’s just another indication of what’s possible.”
Earlier this year, Melanie Lynskey revealed that she was also told to lose weight while filming Showtime’s incredible thriller. “Yellowjackets” by the show’s producers.
“They were asking me, ‘What do you plan on doing? I’m sure the producers will give you a coach. They’d love to help you with that.'”
Fortunately, she managed to debunk the idea that people would only want to see her on the show if she was thinner.
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“I thought it was important that this character just be comfortable and sexual and not think or talk about it, because I want women to be able to watch it and think, ‘Wow, she looks like me and no one is saying she’s the fat one. .’ That representation is important,” she said.
Part of fighting patriarchy is refusing to submit to patriarchal beauty standards that require women to take up less space. Personally, I couldn’t imagine willingly sharing any part of my life with men who wanted me to look a certain way—let alone work for them—but at least there are women like Bryce Dallas Howard and Melanie Lynskey who refuse to go hungry and writhe themselves for their work.
Source : www.mother.ly