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7 Actresses Who Refused To Lose Weight For The Role Even Though They Knew It Would Damage Their Career

Hollywood is known for having unrealistic standards for beauty. Not only are celebrities expected to lose weight for the roles they take on, but they are also expected to be slim to even be considered for the jobs. Therefore, actors and actresses are under a great deal of pressure. However, some celebrities refuse to meet the unrealistic standards set by the film industry.

These celebrities deserve our admiration for their brave decisions. In fact, losing weight in a short time contains many risks to their health. Some actors literally went to the hospital when they were filming. Some said they had to take a long time after finishing the last scene in their movies to recover and were afraid of never being as strong as before. In addition, they love their bodies and have no intention of changing them, even if they could have had fewer roles.

Below are 7 actresses who refused to lose weight for an acting job. We all respect their decisions; even some stars have proven that they’re right.

#1 Jennifer Lawrence

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As fans of ” The Hunger Games”, we have heard that Jennifer Lawrence didn’t want to lose weight for her role as Katniss. Because she thought actresses like her could control young girls’ image of beauty. “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, so I’m going to skip dinner.’ I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong — not thin and underfed,” she revealed in a candid interview.

#2 Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie is considered one of the most recognizable actresses in her various film roles. To our surprise, she immediately turned down the offer to lose weight in “The Legend of Tarzan”. According to the actress, it was a 19th-century film and women didn’t need to be so toned. “If she’s got a bit of weight on her, it’s probably a good thing,” she said.

#3 Patricia Arquette

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When Patricia was asked to lose weight for her role as Allison Dubois in the television series “Medium”, she had an argument with one of the producers. “I was like, ’This lady is a mother, she’s married, she’s got 3 kids. No,’” she revealed.

#4 Amber Riley

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The “Glee” actress was often given parts as a girl who sits in the corner and eats all day whenever she went on auditions, but she never wanted to portray a role that hated herself. Riley felt that was disrespectful and decided to stop going on auditions. Although Riley faced a lot of obstacles, she still managed to rise to stardom.

#5 Kirsten Dunst

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When filming “Beguiled”, Sofia Coppola, Dunst’s director, told Kirsten Dunst that she needed to lose weight for her role. But the actress turned down the offer. Luckily, her director fully understood. “It’s so much harder when you’re 35 and hate working out.” Kristen also said. “I’m eating fried chicken and McDonald’s before work. So I’m like, ’We have no options! I’m sorry I can’t lose weight for this role.’”

#6 Ashley Benson

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Even though Ashley is a size 2 model and actress, she has been told she is overweight for some roles. However, she refuses to lose weight because she believes it’s unnecessary. “It has come up a few times in the last few years, like, ‘You’re too fat for this.’ And I’m just sitting here like, ‘Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?’”

#7 Sienna Miller

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Sienna was asked to slim down when she was playing Edie Sedgwick in “Factory Girl”. But because she didn’t have the stamina to work on set, she was unable to stick to the diet. “Edie Sedgwick was skinnier than I was, so director George Hickenlooper wanted me to lose weight. But I can’t work that hard and not eat. He’d come and try to snatch bagels out of my hands,” she revealed.