Either about or for-your, I suppose.
After watching a movie, I like to check out the trivia, etc over at the Internet Movie Database, like for the film Spanglish, that I watched last week.
As you can see from clicking above, the first trivia item is that the teenage actress playing Adam Sandler's daughter gained 15 pounds for the role. There's a certain irony there, given that the character in the film has an implied weight problem, or at least her mom has a problem with her weight.
What gets me, though, is that they had to find an actress and fatten her up for the part. Like Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones, Minnie Driver in Circle of Friends, and Toni Collette in Muriel's Wedding.
So, riddle me this: a lot of groups in Hollywood have successfully lobbied to have characters played by group members. No more painted white actors as Native Americans, deaf people play deaf characters, etc.
You know there are size 10 actresses out there who can't catch a break (let alone size 12 or over actresses). Why can't one of them get cast? It's okay to like Bridget Jones because she's, wink wink, not really fat at all. How impressive! I'm not saying we should hate on the pretty girls - but I refuse to believe there aren't spectacularly talented actresses in Hollywood who aren't afraid to hit Tito's every once in a while or who just refuse to risk later bone damage by keeping their body fat percentage in the low single digits.
And what the hell does it say to the kid who played the Spanglish-character. Did her contract come with a rider for a trainer?