One of the few celebrities who continues to keep her voice — and her balls — no matter the trappings of Pinoy mainstream showbusiness. Always refreshing, always always a welcome display of pop feminism.
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:
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.