Busy Philipps found favourite workout after she was told to slim down for role

Busy Philipps discovered a workout routine she loves after being told to lose weight for a role.The actress opened up about the experience in an interview with People magazine, in which she recalled producers informing her she was not going to be cast …

Busy Philipps discovered a workout routine she loves after being told to lose weight for a role.

The actress opened up about the experience in an interview with People magazine, in which she recalled producers informing her she was not going to be cast in a project unless she slimmed down. Though she found the ordeal troubling, it pushed her to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

“In the early 2000s, I was asked to lose weight for a part, which is not an uncommon thing that happens in Hollywood,” she said. “Although, maybe it’s getting better now, I don’t know. I hope so, for young actors starting out. But I was told to lose weight for a part, and they sent me to (celebrity trainer) Gunnar Peterson, and he showed me a way into fitness by introducing me to spin classes, showing me the workouts, all that stuff.”

Being introduced to the celebrity trainer’s workouts led her to find out how much she could enjoy fitness.

“I think people do that, I think you do, you make that decision. You’re like, ‘Oh, I’m not interested in that,’” the Cougar Town star added. “And finding it organically has been incredible for me, but I was like, told I had to, right? So for people who aren’t told they have to, I would just say to be open to the possibility.”

Today, the 39-year-old makes sure to inspire her daughters Birdie and Cricket to have fun while exercising.

“My girls have a different experience because their dad (husband Marc Silverstein) goes to spin class always every day, they know that. I do my workout every morning, they know that,” she said. “I feel like modelling behaviour for younger generations is so important, and that’s part of the reason why I post my workouts on the (Instagram) stories.”

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Busy Philipps receives unusual beauty advice from Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba was one of hundreds of people to offer Busy Philipps skincare advice when the actress asked for help on Instagram.The former Cougar Town actress took to social media to ask her followers if anyone could recommend an eye make-up remover tha…

Jessica Alba was one of hundreds of people to offer Busy Philipps skincare advice when the actress asked for help on Instagram.

The former Cougar Town actress took to social media to ask her followers if anyone could recommend an eye make-up remover that wouldn’t irritate her sensitive eyes.

“Hey. Does anyone with sensitive eyes have an eye makeup remover that they love? I need one desperately (CLEARLY). Maybe I should just use coconut or olive oil? Does that work?? Thoughts, questions, feelings welcome! THANKS IN ADVANCE!” she captioned a selfie of her red-rimmed eyes.

Lots of her followers offered up suggestions, with many singing the praises of natural coconut oil, as well as gentle micellar water and products from Bobbi Brown, Neutrogena and MAC.

But Jessica, who founded ethical consumer brand The Honest Company, had another, more unusual, idea.

“Clean makeup products and makeup removers. When I’m flared up, I just use calendula ointment or Honest All Purpose Balm and our shampoo,” she wrote.

The Honest Company products are all free from sulfates and parabens, which means they shouldn’t have a negative impact on sensitive skin.

Busy managed to calm her red eye area later that day, and looked glamorous as she attended the Three Olives Rose Vodka party.

The blonde actress’ eyes recently made headlines when she revealed last month that she’d been hospitalised after accidentally burning her peepers.

“I’M FINE! This is just my vibe, guys!” she wrote in the captioned a snap of herself clutching her forehead with her eyes tightly closed. “Spent last night at Cedars (Sinai Medical Center) after I couldn’t sleep because it felt like there were shards of glass in both my eyes. I have Photo Keratitis from bright lights/sun exposure! WHO EVEN KNEW THAT WAS A THING?”

Photokeratitis is a painful eye condition caused by exposure of ultraviolet rays to insufficiently protected eyes.

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