Actors continue to starve themselves for roles
January 21 , 2014
Matthew McConaughey has joined the long list of actors who have starved themselves to do justice to a role. He is portraying a character dying of AIDS but the efforts are neither impressive nor proof of any serious commitment to his job.
List Schwarzbaum of the BBC writes that this growing trend is "obscene" since there are millions of people around the globe who are actually starving while these actors are telling the media about what they survived on to lose so much.
These "artists" are often rewarded and praised but actress who lose a lot of weight for roles are criticized instead. It's also ridiculous that actresses are applauded when they gain weight. "Was extreme weight loss absolutely critical for any of these performances to be more effective?" Schwarzbaum asks.