Amanda Seyfried Hates the Pressure to Be Thin in Hollywood
She says the business is “f***ed up,” when it comes to being skinny, but that it’s part of her job.
Amanda Seyfried is already a skinny-minny (check out her toothpick legs!), but the pressure of staying thin has definitely taken its toll on the young actress – and she is not being quiet about it.
In the April issue of Esquire, Seyfried admitted she was on a highly-restrictive (and unappetizing) raw food diet. And now, she’s opened up to AOL StyleList about just how body-conscious she really is.
“I’m in my mid-20s and I know how to look after my body on my own,” she says. “I’m not going to deny that I don’t think about it every day, it’s always on my mind… I clearly like being fit, but it’s not thin without a hell of a lot of work – run and I exercise a lot and then I eat.”
When she does diet, Seyfried’s meals consist of salad, salmon and broccoli, but absolutely no dessert. Sounds awful!
But, Seyfried admits, she diets and exercises more than the average person because she has to. It is basically written in her job description. “I have to stay in shape because I’m an actress,” she says. “It’s f***ed up and it’s twisted, but I wouldn’t get the roles otherwise. If I’d been bigger, I don’t think they would have cast me for Mamma Mia!”
“Mamma Mia” is right! Do Hollywood execs think we really would’ve cared if Seyfried’s character was five pounds heavier? (Us Magazine)