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 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.

-Faye Brennan

Amanda Seyfried

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.”

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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)

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0 thoughts on “Amanda Seyfried Hates the Pressure to Be Thin in Hollywood

  1. clasifyd1 says:

    I love her! She does look VERY thin in some of her latest photoshoots. She would still look beautiful even if she 5 pounds heavier!

  2. mothermeryl says:

    Part of being a star is to make yourself look good, but some people, like Tori Spelling, go way too thin.And they they don’t look good at all!

  3. micabrown says:

    Too many of these women look anorexic. They, in the “business”, are thinner than ever before. Look at Marilyn Monroe, a beautiful movie star who would not be considered thin enough to be a movie star today. She had a beautiful, voluptuous figure. I watch E channel and read People, In Touch, etc.All the magazines talk about is what kind of shape these women are in, what size they wear (usually 0), if they lose the “baby weight” fast enough, etc. And we wonder why so many young girls have eating disorders. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!! Everyone is not born to have a super thin body type and some who are not genetically that way have died trying. We come in all heights, eye, hair and skin colors. We come in all different weights, too.We have come a long way to eradicate prejudice but this is one prejudice that has gotten worse–fat prejudice.

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