Casting director: Hollywood has “never been as open” to atypical actors “than now”

Casting outside the box!

In my grasping-at-straws hope that one day, Hollywood will accept the full range of healthy weights, I found a little gem in a recent CNN article.

From casting director Robert Ulrich (emphasis mine):

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Published in: on 03/17/2010 at 12:00 am  Comments (3)  
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Weekly “Bravo!” Body Image Roundup

Quotes that make you think

And now for a new addition: A weekly roundup of awesome quotes that I didn’t blog about but that deserve recognition. [Cue applause sign.]

Here they are … posts that make you think.

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Published in: on 03/12/2010 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Why this blog?

I can’t keep my mouth shut. And I’m tired of yelling at the walls.

When it comes to women’s body images, we need a reboot. I believe most people don’t know what a healthy-weight woman looks like any more. And they need to—men and women—for their own well-being and that of their loved ones.

The truth is, healthy weight, or “normal,” as the BMI scale puts it, comes in a range of sizes, not just one skinny one. For years, women have been crying out to have more realistic body sizes represented in the media. And I believe cracks have formed.

So with this blog, I want to applaud Hollywood, the fashion industry and the media when they stop calling healthy looking women fat—when they embrace the range of healthy looks as beautiful.

I invite you to come along on my journey. Together, I hope we can build a positive voice . Let’s see what we can do.

Thanks for reading.

Published in: on 02/26/2010 at 8:15 pm  Leave a Comment  
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