Jennifer Jonassen: Any dream roles?
Jen Ponton: My dream role? I have the soul of a leading lady, not a sidekick–so a dream role ?(that doesn’t yet exist) would be a FABULOUS fat leading lady who is successful, comfortable in her body, in love (or on her way there)… just like any other starlet. The more we see fat women in those types of roles, the sooner it will be socially acceptable to BE fat.
Amen, sister. And I loved this answer too:
Jennifer Jonassen: How does your size help or hinder your career?
Jen Ponton: You know, being plus size really equals out to the same pros and cons as if I were slim. When there IS a role for me, my competition is nearly non-existent–but there aren’t a whole lot of roles for me. If I were slim, there would be LOADS of roles… and thousands and thousands of girls! So I actually feel that my size is a positive/neutral factor.
She’s also working on a one-woman show called “Fat Chicks Don’t Get Plotlines.” Jen, you are awesome, gorgeous, and inspirational. The world is lucky to have you!
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