Published on February 6, 2022, Updated on February 6, 2022
Meryl Streep Weight Loss - How Did She Lose Weight?
Meryl Streep is an Oscar-winning actress who has appeared in films such as ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Mamma Mia!,’ and ‘Doubt.’
Her ability to bring characters to life, as well as the finesse with which she handles each of them, is admirable.
There was speculation about Meryl Streep’s weight reduction during the filming of ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’
Streep said that she had to reduce 7 pounds for the lead part in an interview with Healthy Living Magazine.
“It killed me,” she said of her weight loss experience.
When asked whether she had been told to reduce weight, she remarked, “They wouldn’t dare.”
She eventually lost it because she wanted to appear a certain way for the role.
Streep is candid about how young women, particularly those interested in acting, are treated.
She encourages people to lose weight healthily and to have a positive body image.
She suggests that instead of agonizing about how much you weigh and trying to alter it, you shift your mindset about how a person’s weight isn’t a sign of their beauty.
Streep delivered an important message with Women’s Health in an interview, saying,
“For young women, I would say don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird—that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually, the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don’t. It’s OK.”
It’s impressive how some self-disciplined actors can gain and lose weight for a specific purpose.
Their motivation is to be physically prepared to play a specific role, not look fashionable, or boost their self-esteem by claiming a certain look.
But on some levels, wanting to seem reed-thin is an attempt to claim the aura of a modern leading lady or man.
This can be done without causing major health problems, but it can also lead to anorexia, especially in females.
According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 47 percent of girls in fifth through twelfth grades aspire to reduce weight to resemble the body forms they see in magazines.
And according to the survey, just 5 percent of American girls have the body type described in advertising as ideal.
There’s more to anorexia than trying to fit in with the culture’s apparent regard for thinness.
(References from weightandskin | healthy living magazine)