Hollywood star Emma Thompson has said she has been body shamed for years.
The ‘Nanny McPhee’ actress was told she doesn’t have the “right kind of body” for sex scenes, aceshowbiz.com reports.
The 63-year-old actress revealed that she was rarely asked to do ritual scenes in films as male executives didn’t think they had the right look for her.
Talking to Times newspaper, Emma Thompson said: “I’ve never really been offered s*x scenes. As my mother said, I basically played a series of ‘nice’ women. I do ‘cerebral’. And I Have never conformed to the shape or form of someone they want to see n*ked.
“And by ‘they’ I mean male officers. I’m too blunt, not pretty enough, not the right kind of body. And, Crick, you’re constantly told what kind of body you have,” Thompson he said.
Emma Thompson said that constant body shaming has plagued her for years. She explained: “In an interview I wrote, the male journalist wrote that I had gained a lot of weight since I appeared in ‘Fortune of War’, and that my legs were ‘now like a tree trunk’, And I’ d ‘degrade myself.’ I was 31 and to be honest, I was not starving myself anymore. I don’t think anyone knows how skinny most actresses are in real life. They look quite unrealistic.”
Thompson stars in his new movie ‘good luck to you, leo grande‘, in which she appears n*ked on screen for the first time. Speaking earlier about rehearsals, she revealed that she, co-star Daryl McCormack and director Sophie Hyde all snapped up to work on the ritzy scenes.
Emma Thompson told Entertainment Weekly: “Sophie, Daryl and I totally rehearsed n*de.”
The actress added: “And talked about our bodies, our relationship with our bodies, what attracted them, discussed the things we find difficult, the things we love about them, described each other’s bodies.”