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Much Ado(ration) About Emma

Date: February 26, 2008 | Posted By:
Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

I was Google-chatting with my good friend Rebecca the other day and we were rambling on about the Oscars. You know — our favorite dresses, favorite speeches, and so on. Out of the blue, she asks “Did you hear about Emma Thompson?”

Apparently, Emma Thompson laid it down to the producers of her new movie Cassandra’s Dream when they asked Hayley Atwell to trim down her physique. Ms. Thompson used her leverage as a two-time Oscar winner and told the producers she would “resign from the film if they forced Atwell to lose weight.” Wow!

We’re hoping this story is true. Either way, we hope other high-powered celebrities heed this example of awesome-ship (of course, in an ideal world, this would never be an issue). After all, movies are supposed to be part of self-expression. When did this type of expression result in controlling women’s bodies?

–A.J.




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One Response to Much Ado(ration) About Emma

  1. Jason on 08-14-2008

    I enjoyed reading your blog about the obsession our culture instills upon women to be a certain image. It is refreshing to see there are some level headed people still out there.