Meryl Streep slams size zero actresses

July 10th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 10 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep is slamming size zero actresses who buckle under the pressure to stay thin for the camera. quoted her as saying: “Who doesn’t feel the pressure in this business? You can’t be in it as a woman and not be mowed down by these things. You can either submit - or just get mad and defy it! I don’t work out. I am fatter than any movie star you have ever met! But, you know, I don’t care.”

She added: “My oldest daughter is an actress and the pressure on her to remain really, really, really thin, and glamorous is intense.

“To be at openings and wearing couture and having people throw borrowed clothing and borrowed jewellery at her like she is a mannequin, just to sell other people’s crap. It is too bad. It doesn’t really enhance your ability to do the job.”

The “Kramer vs. Kramer” star will be seen in the movie version of ABBA musical “Mamma Mia!”

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