Female actresses aren’t the only ones to be torso dishonor in the industry.
Sam Claflin attained sure to address that fact during a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald. Although the British performer set his deliciously sculpted abs on display for the Hunger Game franchise and in Me Before You, he’s actually pretty “insecure” about his torso after being treated like a “piece of meat” on film sets.
“I recollect doing one job when they literally constructed me draw my shirt up and were grabbing my fat and going you need to lose a bit of weight.’ This other day they were slapping me. I felt like a piece of meat.”
How nasty! In fact, Sam even relates to the many female starlets who’ve opened up about being objectified while on the job. The Hollywood hunk noted 😛 TAGEND
“I read in an interview lately and I think it’s absolutely right: men have it as bad. Well , not just as bad but they get it bad and it’s never talked about.”
Well, umm, maybe not “just as bad.” Thankfully, Claflin backtracked a bit, as he elucidated 😛 TAGEND
“I’m not saying it’s anywhere near even worse as what females go through but I, as an actor approaching each task, am insecure especially when I have to take my top off in it and so nervous. I get actually worked up to the point where I spend hours and hours in the gym and not eating for weeks to reach what I think they’re going for.”
That can’t be fun. As for the heart of the problem, the striking celeb mentions performers are simply held to a different standard these days. He continued 😛 TAGEND
“In the ‘5 0s and ‘6 0s, it was never an issue. James Bond never had a six pack. He had a hairy chest. Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire had an incredible body but he was by no means ripped to within an inch of his life. There’s a filter on civilization that this is normal, but actually it’s anything but normal.”
Fair point. This isn’t the first time Sam’s called out the industry for their unrealistic torso anticipations. In suit you forgot, back in 2016, the father-of-one spoke out when someone photoshopped his face onto the body of male model and fans thought it was actually him. Smh.
This picture has been following me around for some years, and well, there are many people I want to thank for it: Firstly, the person who dedicated a lot of time and hard work training and sculpting their body to within an inch of their own lives. Severely, well done! Secondly, members of the public who dedicated a lot of hour and try into resizing and reshaping my face so it fits on that torso. I is simply assume it’s no easy achievement, so congratulations must go to you too – for making this look even remotely realistic. And lastly, to everyone who actually belief( if even for a second) that this could be me. Wow. Bless you. Like, actually, truly thank you. I’m flattered. But it isn’t me. It never was me. Don’t get me wrong, I have worked out before, and I really like it when I do, but to THIS extent? Not something I’ve done yet. Maybe one day, eh? Right now, I’m enjoying my work, and being a Dad for the first time, and it’s getting lane too close to Christmas for me to invest any free time I DO have in the gym. But bless you. #dadbod #imhappyasme #imhappyasmeandyoushouldbetoo #merrychristmas #photoshopphoniesA post shared by Sam Claflin (@ mrsamclaflin) on Dec 2, 2016 at 4:09 am PST
In short: there is a serious body positivity problem in Hollywood. Who do we call to rectify this ??
[ Image via Instagram .]