She adds: "I remember slimming down for a film when I was in my 40s, [subsisting] on 850 calories a day. Anyone can do it, but why should they? Life is too short and food is too good."
If only it were just Hollywood. After auditioning for The Taming of the Shrew in college, I lost the part of Katherina to another woman: a beautiful former model whose English was choppy at best. The director asked me what I thought of his choice of leading lady and I diplomatically offered "She seems sweet and I think she can really grow in this role" to which he responded "She's not great, but she really has the look. Your reading was definitely the best, but I really wanted someone sultry, thin, and gorgeous."
... thanks, ass.
(Incidentally, this was by far the worst production I was ever in of anything and I include a 7th grade run of Hamlet: Cha Cha Cha!)