In case you weren’t aware, looks are extremely important in Hollywood. If you want to land your dream part, you first have to look the part. Studios executives and producers are not willing to compromise on the issue. They want their actors and actresses appearing in a particular way. But where is the line between reasonable, and downright unhealthy? Let’s explore a few famous examples.
1. Margot Robbie
The star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad is naturally petite, however studio executives asked her to lose twenty pounds for these roles. In an interview with OK! Magazine, Robbie said she was forced to undergo extreme exercise and dieting practices in order to appease the higher ups, who told her she must keep the weight off if she wants to “make it to the A-list.” I realize hindsight is 20/20, but chances are Robbie would’ve landed on the A-list without adhering to these demands.