Scarlett Johansson on body image - 'The pressure to be thin is getting worse'

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Scarlett Johansson attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Photographed by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan
Scarlett Johansson attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Photographed by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan
David Crotty/Patrick McMullan

The actress thinks big-name stars are now under more pressure than ever to look thin and glamorous all of the time.

"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 until she finally 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," she says in Candis magazine.

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Scarlett revealed she sticks to a natural diet, saying she likes to be slim but healthy. "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'm far too paranoid about my own health to take the road of eating disorders. I'd rather just stay in shape the natural way," she adds.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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