“Pretty Little Liars” and “Spring Breakers” star Ashley Benson has dealt with Hollywood’s unrealistic beauty standards, and she wants people to know the truth.
The 26-year-old actress told Ocean Drive magazine that she cried after just being told — as a size two — that she was “too fat” for a role.
“I cried for 30 minutes, but then you have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder,” she said. “A lot of people in this industry hear they need to lose weight more times than they should. It does make you stronger, though. Because if you let that affect you, you can’t be in this industry — you’d go crazy.”
She also commented on Photoshopped photos she saw of herself that left her disappointed because she says they didn’t realistically portray her.
“I saw photos from a shoot of myself just the other day and thought, ‘What the hell? That doesn’t even look like me!’ I was so disappointed,” she said. “I hate to think that girls are like, ‘She’s so skinny! Her skin is so perfect!’ I have pimples just like they do.”
A couple of weeks ago, Benson posted an Instagram photo of herself with zit cream on her face “to show people I’m not perfect — no one is.”
A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:50pm PDT
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