Thursday, July 9, 2009

Meryl Streep on Gaining 15 Lbs.: 'It Was Worth It'

Meryl Streep walked away from her role as über-chef Julia Child in director Nora Ephron's upcoming Julie & Julia with more than improved cooking skills. "I gained 15 pounds, I'm still trying to lose it," Streep, 60, says in the August issue of Ladies' Home Journal (on newsstands July 14). "It was worth it."

Why is it that woman actor have to decide to skip a role that requires weight gain for their craft for fear of killing a future career.

Hollywood has gone crazy.

1 comment:

  1. Not to mention that this anxiety comes from a multiple Oscar nominated/winning actress, yet the weight (to play a character authentically, and its not like 15lbs is unhealthy compared to say, Tom Hanks gaining/losing 50lbs for League of Their Own and Castaway respectively).

    Good catch.