Everyone knows that most stars are pretty darned skinny. After all, the camera adds 10 pounds, and all that other jazz. But when you’re already a Size 2, being told you’re too fat for a role has got to hurt. Scratch that – being told you’re too fat to do something at any size hurts.
So we kind of get what Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson was going through when she was told she was too big for a role. The actress recently revealed that she broke down in tears for 30 minutes after she was told she was too fat for a part she wanted, and naturally the news spread across the Internet like wildfire.
She isn’t the first gorgeous star to be told she’s too fat for a role, either. Here are 11 other perfectly beautiful actors who were told they needed to drop the weight for a part they were up for.
11 gorgeous stars who were told they were ‘too fat’ for a role
Amy SchumerEven though she wrote Trainwreck, Schumer was told that if she wanted to star in her own movie she'd need to drop a few pounds. Getty
Carrie FisherSure, everyone was pumped to see Hans Solo back in The Force Awakens, but Princess Leia herself was told she needed to lose the pounds in order to come back. Getty
Demi LovatoIt was bad enough that the star had to check into rehab at 18 years-old for an eating disorder. But when Simon Cowell told her she had to drop weight for The X Factor we all booed. Getty
Jason SegalIt's not just females who face pressure from Hollywood. In order to star in The Five-Year Engagement, which Segal co-wrote, he had to lose a reported 35 pounds. Getty
Jennifer LawrenceHard to imagine anyone shunning the Golden Globe winner now, but back in the day she was told to lose weight if she wanted to keep a role on an unnamed film. Getty
Kate WinsletGrowing up, Winslet had a hard time booking leading lady gigs because she was considered too plump. We'd say she's gone on to prove them all wrong, wouldn't you?Getty
Margaret ChoWhen producers told Cho she had to lose weight or risk not being able to star in her own show, Cho went down such a dark path that she was hospitalized for rapid weight loss and a diet pill addiction. Getty
Margot RobbieIn order to book big screen gigs like The Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie was told to lose at least 20. Getty
Mindy KalingAn unnamed network once told Kaling that she was too big to play herself on her own sketch show. Kaling walked away, and now we have The Mindy Project Getty
Raven SymoneAs a little girl on Cosby Show, Symone recalls adults taking food from her hand on set, telling her she'd get fat if she ate too much. Getty
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