Octavia Spencer thinks women in Hollywood could use a little help when it comes to being happy! And that help comes in the form of FOOD. “The Help” star blames society for the stigmas attached to looks, especially in Hollywood.
“It’s a society that tells you you’re no longer valuable at a certain age. Or because of your weight,” she said backstage at the SAG Awards. “Women would be much happier if they ate. I know I sure get a headache when I don’ t eat! I’m just gonna lift this baby (her SAG award) a few times to lose that little bit of weight I need to!”
Spencer, 39, is having her best year yet, winning a Golden Globe, the SAG award for best supporting actress, and was just nominated for an Academy Award. Still, she worries about her future in Hollywood if she doesn’t lose the weight.
“Any time you have too much around the middle, then there is a problem. [And] when you reach a certain weight, you are less valuable.”
And that means being either too heavy, or too thin. She adds, “I feel for the overly thin women as much as I do for the overweight women. It … has to change.”