So in 2008, Miramax asked actress Haley Atwell to lose weight for a movie she was doing with Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited. Thompson would have none of it. Atwell narrates:

“I went round to Emma’s one night and she was getting very angry that I wasn’t eating all the food she was giving me. I told her why and she hit the roof.”

Thompson called Miramax and threatened to resign from the film if the weight-loss requirement was not removed for Atwell.

Miramax had no choice but to concede to Thompson.

Reminds you that sometimes what we all need — in any industry — is a big sister who can take a stand for us.


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