You hear it from every actress in Hollywood, it seems…but what are we to do about it?
Homeland‘s Claire Danes is raising her voice in support of her fellow actresses and the criticism they’ve confronted about their size.
“I feel like my body is monitored and commented on infinitely more than my male counterpart,” the Homeland star tells People. “I remember a couple of Emmys ago, Lena Dunham and I were on the carpet together. We were singled out and criticized for having different body types – I was too skinny and she was too big,” recalls Danes, 36. “She is a dear friend of mine, and it made me angry because this is just how we are.”
Danes was recently nominated for her sixth Emmy Award for her role as Carrie Mathison on Homeland, and says it needs to stop. Danes says, “We just take it for granted that it’s acceptable and we really internalize that as normal and fine, and it’s not.”
In addition, Danes also admits to feeling pressure to maintain her body during her pregnancy. People reports:
“I was very anxious about my pregnancy because I was responsible for this huge show, and I didn’t want to let anyone down at work, but I had this other major project of growing a person,” says Danes. “I was mindful of what I was eating because I didn’t want to look pregnant.”
That feels VERY disturbing- I hope little baby Cyrus isn’t weirdly malnourished because his mom had a fat freakout (a PREGNANCY fat freakout) onset. Ugh.
How do you feel about the issue of body scrutiny with women in entertainment?