D is for Diet
And now everyone takes a collective gasp. Diet? Did she really say diet? I did, and now I’m going to tell you how it relates to acting. It doesn’t. Not at all. Finally.
Way back when, all female actors were tiny. When I was first starting out, television and film did not represent real people.
In fact, I believe there was a time when those mediums skewed our collective concept of what normal, real people even looked like.
Women like Twiggy and then Kate Moss were the rage, and every woman thought they had to be a size 0 to be accepted, to be beautiful. Hello eating disorders and body dysphoria. Goodbye healthy lifestyles and positive self-worth. It was a tough time to break into the business.
Thankfully, things are changing. Women of all shapes and sizes are represented in show business now. Shapes, sizes and ages. The industry is finally attempting to reflect real life. It’s about time.