Scarlett Johansson shared her frustration over being put under “huge pressure” to stay thin in Hollywood.
The Avengers: Endgame actress discussed the unfair expectations placed on women in the public eye to be slim, and the mother-of-one said that the issue has got “much worse” over the years.
“There has always been pressure on actors to stay thin,” the 35-year-old told Candis magazine. “There’s a scene in one of my favourite movies, All About Eve, where Bette Davis is circling around the room, horribly upset about something, and she picks up a chocolate… puts it down… picks it up again… puts it down again… finally, she gives in and eats it, but only after a huge struggle!
“So even back then, there was the pressure going on. And now, it’s much worse”
Elsewhere in the interview, she touched upon her own approach to staying in shape, and said that while she follows a natural diet, she’s still paranoid over her own health.
“There’s a weight I like to maintain, which is slim but healthy. But there’s a healthy way to keep to that weight and there’s an unhealthy way,” the Black Widow star shared. “I don’t have any comment on how other people choose to live their lives – but for me, I am far too paranoid about my own health to take the road of eating disorders. I’d rather just stay in shape the natural way.”
Scarlett also discussed her personal life, and said she prefers to keep her young daughter Rose, who she shares with ex-husband Romain Dauriac, out of the spotlight in a “classy way”.
“There’s an aggressive way to do it, and there’s a quieter way, and because I am not an aggressive person, I choose just to lie low, which is not that hard to do,” she explained.
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