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  • Writer's pictureLangley Cornwell

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.

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Apr 06, 2020

I am happy to say I have never been on a diet in my life. I do think that attractiveness has more to do with personality. I guess that doesn't translate too well onscreen, so I can see that many in your industry would have problems with self image.


Apr 05, 2020

We’ve come a long way baby!!


Apr 05, 2020

I'm so glad things are changing and grateful for the women who are pioneering a new path. Representation of all body types matters!


Apr 04, 2020

People need to accept people for who they are -- not their dress size.


Apr 04, 2020

I agree that it's about time! There are still a lot of stigmas about size, age, etc., but it's getting better.

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