Since decades of filming in Hollywood, the concern of female stars to stay hyper-aware of their weight has been quite obvious. And now, the matter has once again accompanied to the forefront as an actress like Scarlett Johansson voices her personal struggle of maintaining a certain fitness level for her superheroic role in the MCU.
Does it point towards gender discrimination?
In a recent interview with Candis Magazine, Scarlett Johansson told, “There has always been pressure on actors to stay thin. There’s a scene in one of my favourite movies, All About Eve, where Bette Davis is circling around the room, horribly upset about something, and she picks up a chocolate… puts it down … picks it up again … puts it down again … finally, she gives in and eats it, but only after a huge struggle! So even back then, there was the pressure going on. And now, it’s much worse.” The statement however steadily questions the operating stereotypes within the big screen which pose a dominant blow to the female stardom.
Zeroing on the fashion
If you look back, in the ‘50s, an average woman’s BMI was expected to be around 23.6 which has now got modified to 29.6. With the succeeding time, the trend in celebrity bodies has turned out to be very thin rather than an opulent outlook.
Committing to a healthy living
While Scarlett continues to work hard for the character of Black Widow in the upcoming movie, she always pays heed to her healthy limits above any other concern.
Moreover, the legend invited everyone’s attention to her genuine way of dealing with the flimsy lifestyle as she said, “There’s a weight I like to maintain, which is slim but healthy. But there’s a healthy way to keep to that weight and there’s an unhealthy way. I don’t have any comment on how other people choose to live their lives – but for me, I am far too paranoid about my own health to take the road of eating disorders. I’d rather just stay in shape the natural way.” And that weighs her stint beyond definition.