Celebrated Hollywood actress Emma Thompson has severely
criticised Hollywood's obsession with size zero figure of actresses
and said it is evil to put pressure on actresses to become thin or
The actress said that once she was almost on the verge to
leaving a film midway as the film's producer had asked one actress
to lose some weight for a particular role.
"Actresses who are into their 30s simply don't eat," said Emma
Thompson in a statement.
"There was a wonderful actress I was working with on Brideshead
Revisited, and the producers said, 'Will you lose some weight?'And
I said to them, 'If you speak to her about this again on any level,
I will leave this picture. You are never to do that." Said Emma
"It's evil what's going on out there and it's getting worse,"
the actress added further.
Emma Thompson stated that it is the fashion industry which is
responsible for propagating unreal image of women in front of the
"The French fashion industry said, 'We will get rid of size
zero,' and didn't, there are some subjects you have to keep making
noises about because it's so tedious, and it's gone on and on."
Emma Thompson stated further.