At just 21 years old, Emma Thompson got her start in comedy, joking about the pressure for women to be thin.
Fast forward thirty five years and things are totally, completely different.
Women can look however they want on screen, and the saying “the camera adds ten pounds” hasn’t been uttered by a film professional in years, and every single shape and size is accepted as beautiful.
Oh, wait, so sorry, it actually hasn’t changed at all. It’s exactly the same. My bad.
Now 57, Thompson, who is quite frankly a bloody international treasure, has taken aim (once again) at Hollywood’s “evil” anorexia problem.
“It is evil what is going on out there and it is getting worse,” she said on Swedish chat show Skavlan.
“The anorexia – there’s so many kids, girls and boys now, and actresses who are very, very thin into their 30s, who simply don’t eat. They don’t eat,” she said.