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    The humiliation of actresses: “I work in an industry where it is still acceptable to humiliate women. You are expected to wear certain clothes because they are selling a show on the way you look. If you have been waiting tables for two years and somebody gives you a job on a massive TV show and they say ‘we want you to get your t-ts out,’ you’re going to f—ing do it. Then you have to wait to be powerful enough to say ‘no,’ but then you have to be a producer. As long as films are being made by five guys who know that ‘if she gets her knockers out’ this film will make $10 million more, then it’s not going to change.”

    Being scouted when she was just a girl:
    “I was only just out of being a child. In the Hollywood studio system you are just a commodity to sell films with.”


    Diets and control:
    “There are so many actresses who are happy to be on a diet for the rest of their lives. For me the weight thing is a metaphor for control. Making women feel weak because they’re so insecure so they won’t disagree with the director or studio. Women feel afraid they’re going to lose their careers, afraid of being fat or ageing. If you can’t get into the dresses, it is a really big deal. I just want to be employed by people who love me as I
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    Hollywood “fosters a lot of bullies”:
    “I felt throughout my twenties that if I were a 40-year-old man, people wouldn’t mind so much when I didn’t agree with them.”

    [From ES Magazine]

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    I have never heard of this woman.
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    Why does her foot look gigantic?!

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    This cover is very odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickiDrea View Post
    I have never heard of this woman.
    She's an English actress, very pretty and not in a skinny blonde cookie cutter way. I really like her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickiDrea View Post
    I have never heard of this woman.
    Same reaction. It's like that old commercial that starts off with "Hi, I'm Rula Lenska." And I'm completely distracted for the rest of the commercial because I have no idea why I'm supposed to know who Rula Lenska is.
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    She hasn't had a break through movie yet. I liked her in period dramas such as "I capture the castle", "Atonement" and (a TV adaptation of) "Emma". Talent-wise she could become as famous as for ex. Rosamund Pike in the next few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raebmv24 View Post
    Why does her foot look gigantic?!
    Her legs are crossed and the one foot is over the other.

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    I haven't heard of her, but looking her up a little bit, I like her too.

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    I also don't think her interview makes much sense. Actors and actresses have been a commodity to producers since the old studio system. Her obsession over appearing topless in a show or movie is pretty overwrought.

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    She is fucking awesome and I love that she speaks up for herself.
    People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

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    I burst out laughing!!! I had the same reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Same reaction. It's like that old commercial that starts off with "Hi, I'm Rula Lenska." And I'm completely distracted for the rest of the commercial because I have no idea why I'm supposed to know who Rula Lenska is.
    my comment was in reference to this comment. LOL!!!

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    I've liked her in just about everything she's been in, but especially "The Hour". Still miss that show.
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    Even I like her and I hate pretty much everyone.
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