Neve Campbell, who’s ramping up on a publicity blitz for the upcoming Scream 4 (are you totally excited? I’m totally excited), recently gave an interview with Health magazine, where she’ll be the cover model for the April issue. Neve, who was always what many would consider ‘average’ in her body type, and probably ‘fat’ in the world of celebrities, addresses the varied issues like body image and dieting:
Neve, on who’s to blame for the scary-skinny fads:
“Women put the pressure on ourselves. Let’s look toward the environment and charity, [and] have less of a focus on our appearance…It’s ridiculous. I remember watching CNN once, and on the bottom ticker it said something like, ‘Beyoncé no longer wants to be called Bootylicious.’”
On what it’s like to lose and gain weight for movie roles:
“There’s definitely a standard that is expected…I watched too many of my dancer friends throwing up. They’d end up really sick, or in the hospital, or not being able to have children. And I won’t do that to myself. Maybe I’m not a stick, but I’m really healthy and happy, and I think I look good.”
On bashing fad diets:
“I did the Atkins thing about seven years ago, and it didn’t make me feel good at all. And if you look at it, that much fat and meat is just wrong.”
I think Neve’s got a bunch of really valid points. I think we all struggle with the hand that we’ve been genetically dealt sometimes, and it’s empowering to hear something like this come from a woman who’s healthy, accomplished, and beautiful. Her confidence practically radiates from what she’s saying, and it’s fab that she’s not out there pointing the finger at certain groups, people, or ideas that pressure solely comes from the outside.