Amber Riley speaks about how hard it is to be fat and have a successful career in Hollywood.
This is what the actress told MTV
‘Hollywood is a very hard place to be in. It really is. Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there’s not a lot of roles for us. After I did St Sass, I kept on auditioning. I was being offered the girl who sits in the corner and eats all day, the girl who committed suicide because she was fat. I never wanted to play a character that hated herself. I wanted people to know that those aren’t the only roles for people like me, normal girls.
Going to the auditions and having the casting director say you need to loose a little weight, I didn’t understand why people couldn’t accept me for who I was. And the rejection started wearing on my self-esteem. I’m not going to conform, and hurt myself, and do something crazy to be a size 2. My parents always instilled knowing that your beautiful, that your fearfully and wonderfully made, and that you know who you are.
I’m a healthy person. I have great friends around me that are positive. That’s the key to life, is make your own path, set your own rules. There is no set rule, no set look, no set anything, you make your own rules in life, and your own decisions.’
Let’s have a look to pictures of other stars that are not precisely thin.
Carly Steel is a pretty lady that is not very thin and has made her way in Hollywood.