Amy Adams has been getting a lot of press for her role as Lois Lane in the new hit flick Man of Steel. So quizzing her about all things related to latest production of the iconic story makes perfect sense ... On the other hand, talking about her weight and diet and Hollywood's body dysmorphia that pervades Hollywood? Makes no sense at all. That didn't stop her from going there with Allure in a recent interview.
Apparently, Amy made some kind of remark about her Lois Lane being "a little chubby" around the middle (ooookay?). Which lead to discussing showbiz's unrealistic standards and how holding herself to them is a habit she's trying to break. Then she went onto say something bound to make you roll your eyes ...
The actress noted:
Some of these actresses or public personas who are very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them. I just don't see the point.
Ugh. This is almost as bad as when actresses or models claim to gorge on junk food to convince us that they're not actually eating cotton balls soaked in orange juice. Maybe Amy's referring to the crazy extremes we constantly hear fellow celebs like Gwyneth, Madonna, Demi, Victoria Beckham, etc. are always going to. But to say you don't "see the point" of being on a disciplined diet -- especially when your JOB as an actress or personal persona is, in part, to look good -- is ridiculous in its own way, not to mention misleading.
And as if that wasn't enough, the new Lois Lane goes onto say she has "no features without makeup" and "doesn't look good in Lycra." Plus, this gem: "I'm not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, "OMG, look at Amy!"" Puhleeez! Adams is STUNNING and scores the lovely leading lady role more often than not. All this self-deprecation is either fake or indicative of a serious self-esteem problem. And either way, it's annoying as hell. Mostly because it's dishonest, and it's not like we don't know better.
There's nothing wrong with working hard at maintaining your figure by adhering to a strict diet. And there's really nothing wrong with owning up to any of that. In fact, I wish more stars would say it takes hard work, dedication, and serious discipline -- maybe to the point where it's unhealthy -- to fit the biz's extreme standards. Because at least that would be more genuine than all this phony, self-conscious blather Amy sadly seems to believe or at least want us to think she believes.
Do you wish stars would be more honest about what they do to stay in shape?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside