Many people envy Keira Knightley’s slim figure, despite rumors of an eating disorder. (Those rumors went into overdrive when she wore this dress on the red carpet.) But in this interview, she claims to be unhappy with her body and wishes her figure were a little fuller.
[P]hotos of her looking super-slim in a bikini from earlier this year were snapped after the “grueling” “Pirates of the Caribbean” shoot, which required her to film in “searing temperatures” while “wearing a wetsuit underneath a load of corsets, fighting with heavy weights in the water. Can you imagine a more advanced cardio workout than that done hour after hour?”
Still, says Keira, “When all that blew up, I felt terrible… I took it very seriously. I went to the doctor to be checked out and asked him what I could do to put on weight…I don’t want to have to go around eating crap and being really unhealthy in order for people to stop having a go at me”… She also admitted to coveting the slim but shapely (read: stacked) frames of Scarlett Johansson and Kate Winslet, saying yearningly, “That kind of decadent flesh is absolutely beautiful. How sexy is that on a woman?”
She even goes on to say that Beth Ditto–who is not Hollywood fat like Johansson and Winslet, but actually full figured–is “sexy” and has an “amazing body.” It is awesome that a Keira, a role model for young women who want to be thin, is saying such public, positive things about curvier women. I just wish she felt less insecure about her own body. Skinny girls deserve our love too!
Thanks to Rei for sending along the link.
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