We love Cougar Town‘s Busy Phillips even more after hearing her very candid interview this week on The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet.
Before talking sex with the host whose show is about sensuality, Phillips opens up about Hollywood’s obsession with actresses’ weight, pregnant celebrities and body appreciation
The two talked matter-of-factly about how actresses book sitcoms then shrink in size afterwards. Don’t we all know it and have seen it happen before?
Phillips noted how years ago magazines covers only featured models but these days actresses are expected to look like models.
As a personal example, Phillips shared an experience early in her acting career at age 19 when she booked a network sitcom and then was told to lose 15 pounds afterward.
Now that she is pregnant, she expressed frustration over the public’s not so nice obsession with pregnant celebrities.
“This total obsession with pregnant celebrities, how much weight they gain, what they’re eating, what they look like, how are they going to lose it,” Phillips added. “I just feel like culturally, we’re just not being kind.”
They also dished on the very common post-pregnancy magazine covers.
“You will never see like my “body after baby” spread,” Phillips mused. “I think it is disgusting. I think it sends such a terrible message.”
Agreed and as Cadet chimed in unless you are naturally thin and do not look like you’ve given birth after baby, some lose the weight unnaturally but are not honest about how they did.
“I love the whole misconception of ‘I lost it while breastfeeding'” Busy said. “No you didn’t.”
Cadenet keeps it real, pointing out how those who get lap band, take diet pills or starve themselves to get skinny after birth, but are not honest about it.
Women wonder why their attempt at eating healthy, breastfeeding and doing it the natural way isn’t working for them. Perhaps because it’s not that easy to peel off weight that it took 40 weeks to pack on.
What a refreshing, open and candid interview! Check it out for yourself below: