On Anne Hathaway, how much do we love thee? Let us count the awesome quotes about weight you shared with Glamour. “I still feel the stress over ‘Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?’” the Les Miserables actress admitted. “There’s an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would’ve grown out of by now. It’s an ongoing source of shame for me.” On an unrelated note, we love how Glamour didn’t sandblast Hathaway’s face into an unrecognizable doll mask like some Photoshop-happy magazines do. Well-played, you guys!
We’ve said before how much we’ve been enjoying the celebrity-lead discussion about weight recently, and our interest is even more piqued by Hathaway’s inclusion in our 20 Stars Who Took Their Bodies To Extremes For The Screen list. Basically what we’re saying is, Anne’s words lead us to collect our favorite brutally honest celeb quotes about weight. Some of them are uplifting, some of them are depressing, but all of them are a good reminder than famous people are just meat puppets like us. Meat puppets with great hair and nicer cars, but meat puppets none the less.
- “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress, I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach,” Jennifer Lawrence said in Elle.
- “I had to be obsessive about it–the idea was to look near death,” Hathaway told Vogue about her Les Miz weight loss earlier this fall. “Looking back on the whole experience–and I don’t judge it in any way—it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”
- “Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size 6 and I never had to give it a single thought,” Melissa McCarthy told Good Housekeeping. “I don’t really know why I’m not thinner than I am.”
- “When I heard it was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is f— ridiculous.’ I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home? I thought, well I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds.” Lady Gaga told Stylist about her weight-related gossip, in addition to tweeting “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.”
- “I am on the limit of chubbiness because I love my food and my wine,” Salma Hayek told Harper’s Bazaar UK. “It’s not the best for fashion, but it’s good for my mood. I am happy because I eat.”
- “Of course I go on the internet all the time and look up what people say about you,” Rebel Wilson explained as part of her Jenny Craig campaign. “One person wrote, ‘What’s her problem? Besides her morbid obesity?’ I read that and I was like…ugh. Like, it is really hurtful.”
- “It’s OK to have a little dimples, girls! I’ve got them,” Coco proclaimed on Bethanny about cellulite. She also said of her famous booty: “I’m 33 years old — of course, it was smaller when I was in my teenage years. So everybody looks at pictures and is like, ‘It’s not as big as it is now.’ But I’m 33 and a woman! I gained weight!”
- “My mom freaked out, She was like, ‘You have to promise me this isn’t going to affect you.’ I was like, ‘I promise it won’t, but it might take me a little time to be OK with having a little more fat on me,’” Mila Kunis said about her infamous Black Swan weight loss. “I could see why this industry is so f—ed up, because … I would literally look at myself in the mirror and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I had no shape, no boobs, no ass … all you saw was the bone. I was like, ‘This looks gross.’”
- “I will tell you that when I was heavy,” Kate Winslet told Glamour. “People would say to me—and it was such a backhanded compliment—they would say, ‘You’ve got such a beautiful face,’ in the way of, like, ‘Oh, isn’t it a shame that from the neck down you’re questionable.’”
- “Everything has shrunk quite a bit. … I don’t have the leverage I used to. I have body soreness,” Matthew McConaughey told The Daily Beast about his massive Dallas Buyers Club weight loss.