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 teaching her girls the beauty of a balanced diet

Busy Philipps is teaching her children how to follow a balanced diet by allowing them to eat cookies when they don’t fancy fruit.The former Dawson’s Creek actress recently admitted that she’s never had Botox or injectables, though she does enjoy beauty…

Busy Philipps is teaching her children how to follow a balanced diet by allowing them to eat cookies when they don’t fancy fruit.

The former Dawson’s Creek actress recently admitted that she’s never had Botox or injectables, though she does enjoy beauty treatments like face masks to help combat wrinkles and fine lines.

And when it comes to her diet and fitness levels, Busy likes to stay healthy but is also happy to indulge when she’s in the mood – a mentality she is passing on to her daughters Birdie, 10, and Cricket, five.

“My whole philosophy in life is about trying to be balanced and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised that’s the only way that anything is sustainable – any diet, any exercise programme, you have to be able to allow yourself balance,” she explained in a chat with Shape. “And so why shouldn’t the same thing apply to my children, you know? Obviously, we try to offer fruit when they want something sweet, but if they don’t want the fruit I allow them to have the cookie! And I’m okay with that. I wanted cookies too when I was a kid.”

The 39-year-old adds that she doesn’t want her girls, who she shares with husband Marc Silverstein, to develop a “weirdness” with their food or their bodies, and, as their role model, she wants to lead by example.

Busy recently partnered with juice brand Tropicana to launch Tropicana Kids, a new line of organic fruit drinks, and has been giving them to Birdie and Cricket to cool down in the Los Angeles heat.

“It’s 45 per cent juice and filtered water, so I’m into it,” she smiled.

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Amy Schumer movie release date brought forward

Amy Schumer’s new movie I Feel Pretty will be released sooner than expected, having received a positive reception online.The film was originally scheduled for release on 29 June (18) but STXfilms announced on Wednesday (14Feb18) that it will now hit ci…

Amy Schumer’s new movie I Feel Pretty will be released sooner than expected, having received a positive reception online.

The film was originally scheduled for release on 29 June (18) but STXfilms announced on Wednesday (14Feb18) that it will now hit cinemas on 27 April, claiming the studio’s decision to bring the film forward stems from the promising response to the trailer.

The YouTube video has had over four million views since it first dropped on 8 February, and STXfilms added that a successful test screening of I Feel Pretty also contributed to their decision to change the date.

Amy, 36, plays the lead role in the comedy flick, about a woman called Renee who struggles with feelings of inadequacy until she has a fall in her SoulCycle class and wakes up believing she’s the most beautiful woman in the world.

The comedian will star alongside Michelle Williams, who plays Amy’s boss in the film, as well as co-stars including Emily Ratajkowski and Rory Scovel. Screenwriting duo Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, whose wife Busy Philipps also stars in the film, have co-written the movie, which will also mark the pair’s directorial debut having previously written for romantic comedies such as Never Been Kissed and He’s Just Not That Into You.

The Trainwreck star was also lined up to play Barbie in the live-action Sony/Mattel collaboration scheduled for release in 2020, but eventually had to turn down the project due to scheduling conflicts, with the role being re-cast to Oscar winner Anne Hathaway. However, Amy has previously shared that she’s more than happy with her replacement.

“Hathaway smathaway jkjk she’s perfect (sic)!!” the actress captioned a selfie she posted online. “Can’t wait to see it!”

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