While reading a recent issue of Allure magazine I found myself confronted with the fact that when it all comes down to it, all women are plagued with insecurities, even if you're Ali Larter. Here are highlights:
"I’m an indulger, but then I have to be good," the actress says. "I’m also going to get my butt out and go for a run tomorrow."
Larter has no illusions about what is expected of her. She once had to have her thighs duct-taped before a photo shoot because, she says, “they were a little too round.” Another time, while she was shooting a movie on location, the filmmakers noticed that Larter had put on a few pounds.
To see how she handled such criticisms about her body just read more.
“The faxes went out from the producers and the director to my agents to my manager to call me and ask me to lose weight,” she recalls. “I just remember sitting in my trailer hysterically crying from the embarrassment I felt about myself, my body—and that no one could talk to me directly.” However, this kind of experience has taught her that such criticism isn’t personal; it’s business. “This is what I signed up for. I’m not here going, ‘Oh, they’re so mean to me, and it’s so hard for me,” Larter mock-whimpers. “What I do for a living puts me in the spotlight. They pay me for it.”
I'm drawn to the fact that she is not using the "I can't help it if I'm perfect" excuse that most celebrities feed us these days. She's saying, yeah it's work, yeah it sucks, yeah it's not normal, but it's what I signed up for. I also love that she fully admits to having her thighs duct-taped for a shoot, which lets us know — once again — that the images we are bombarded with are just smoke and mirrors.