QOTD

In response to the question, “What’s your favorite late-night snack?”

I am an actor in Hollywood and there is no such thing as a late night snack. They do not exist – you stop eating at sundown and you get to know your hunger. You’ll be spending a lot of time with that bastard and you gotta know how to beat him. The more fat you’re burning the louder the voice gets to eat and you have to know how to beat that voice down. It’s an act of will every day.

-James Marsters

How sadly refreshing to hear someone tell the plain truth about that.

(And yes, I did just watch Torchwood. And yes, it was good.)

104 thoughts on “QOTD

  1. Pfft, I don’t have to be a lean, chiseled, leather-coated stud to tell you THAT.

    I lived with it for a LOOONG time. And it IS a bastard. Hence my unwillingness to do it again.

  2. Awwwww but look what else he said:

    Name something you’ve heard about women that tends to be true?
    Women are human beings. No other generalizations I can make – anything else would seem foolish. Everyone is an individual. Some women share more in common with me than some men.

    And damn it, I did not need to have a link to James Marsters’s official website thrown at me right before going to bed.

  3. But he isn’t sayin how he enjoys suffering for his art … isn’ that what all those hollywood types do? Suffer for their art, including starving and multiple plastic surgeries so they still look youthful and dewy when forty?
    Saw Torchwood myself today and wow the new season looks good. It will be enough to tide me and my household over until Doctor Who starts again in March.

  4. james marsters tells it like it is. or maybe he should say ‘the more your body needs sustinence, the stronger the cravings are.’

    also, my claim to fame? Owen Harper broke my sisters doll and used to ride mattresses down the stairs with my brother. Ive also been to his wedding and held his baby.

    just had to say, i know it isnt relevant. :P

  5. Nice to see a celebrity admitting this.
    Lots of people are naturally thin, I know (hell, I’m one of those people) but there is no way in hell ALL these celebrities are keeping themselves so thin/toned by running around after their kids and trying not to eat too much junk food, which is the kind of thing they generally claim in interviews. It’s insane that people believe that, right? Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks so.
    I personally don’t really care if they all starve or exercise 8 hours a day or whatever. I just wish they would be honest about what it really takes for some of them to look the way they do.

  6. “But he isn’t saying how he enjoys suffering for his art … isn’t that what all those hollywood types do? Suffer for their art, including starving and multiple plastic surgeries so they still look youthful and dewy when forty?

    Lilith Sativa, if it hadn’t been for your follow-up comment I might have had to be quite brusque with you for casting slurs upon the good character of the man I love!

  7. Oh I meant no slurs at all. I was just happy to see him being honest. It seems like whenever they talk to famous peoples, they seem to have this woo woo idea about how they are supposed to look for the good of their craft, and all that bullshit.

    I will admit though, until I saw Mr. Marsters in the new Torchwood I really had no opinion about him. After watching Torchwood, and that kiss, I will have to seek out other stuff he has done.
    Any Suggestions??

  8. Lilith – try Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He’s in it from season two as a very sarcastic British Vampire and is, in a word, BRILLIANT!!

  9. I feel alainn_mactire, he particularly comes into his own in Buffy seasons 5 – 7. (Which is a more tasteful way of saying he gets his kit off a lot, though it has to be said his acting’s pretty fine too).

  10. try Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He’s in it from season two as a very sarcastic British Vampire and is, in a word, BRILLIANT!!
    Thanks Alainn_mactire !! Sounds like he combines a few of my favorite things then, sarcasm, british, and yes blood suckers.
    I do need to admit here and now, that I have only ever seen the Buffy movie with Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry. I am a complete noob to the madness and joy that is Buffyverse on Tv. In fact I didn’t even realize the brilliance that is Whedon until Firefly, feeling some what a day late and dollar short on that one.
    But now Doctor Who and Torchwood, well the knowledge I have about those two shows makes me out to be the biggest geekiest fan girl. I have yet to write fanfic though, I fight that unholy urge with all that I have.
    Of course after that kiss and some other juicy plot issues in the new Torchwood… maybe fanfic isn’t so bad.

  11. ew and I bet breakfast is coffee or nothing because the sun has yet to come up. Maybe thats the real reason why theres all that food on the sets…and why you always get the cliche(sp?) of extras getting yelled at “that food isn’t for you!”

  12. Yes, yes, yes, James Marsters is great!!!!! I must admit that when I found out he was in the new season of Torchwood I did a little fangrrrl happy dance. And some squeeing.

    Cannot recommend the Buffy/Angel series enough. If you liked Firefly, you’ll love them. Lots of strong women, good humor, and even a musical episode. Amazing stuff. And lots of James Marsters.

  13. Wouldn’t it be fun to see how he’d look if he didn’t starve himself during hours of darkness, like a fearful mogwai?

    I’m thinking, still hot – though possibly not admissible by showbiz standards.

    Tragic.

  14. Mmmmm…James Marsters.

    (I can’t really come up with anything more coherent than that. This is probably TMI, by Marsters as Spike in Buffy is the only fictional character I’ve ever had explicit naughty dreams about.)

  15. A link to a James Marsters site just before bedtime would have been fine with me. Unfortunately, it’s now morning, and I’m back in the Dilbert cage for the day. Sure does beat thinking about work, though.

    He’s damn hot for 45.

  16. Before my head explodes – those of you who’ve actually seen “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang” aren’t in the US, are you? Because as far as I could tell, it doesn’t start showing here until a week from tomorrow. Just want to make sure I’m not missing it!

    Marsters was also in Smallville playing Brainiac, with appearances in seasons 5 and 6; he also comes back for an episode in season 7 which I think will air in the US later this month.

  17. Also not a Buffy watcher, tho my sis has been banging me over the head with it for years. I didn’t know this James Marsters fellow. But when I read one question in his Q&A “What your favorite part of a woman” and he said, “You can’t chop a woman up like that.” Swoon. I’ll be borrowing the Buffy. And apparently I’ll have to look for that “kiss” in this Torchwood busniess, it seems.

    To Jmars, “Kiss, Kiss Bang Bang” has been out a few years in the US. I saw it on video quite a while ago.

  18. Javamama — sorry for the confusion. “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang” is also the title of the first episode of the 2nd series of Torchwood. I was asking about the Torchwood episode, not the movie of the same name.

  19. Harry Potter character: Snape. Snape. Snape.

    *sigh*

    Incidentally, my foster-kitten-who-stayed is named Spike. Yes, after Spike.

  20. Pretty.

    He was in an episode or two of Northern Exposure playing a minister. Not as cute without the saracasm (but then, I find sarcasm a turn on anyway).

    Pretty link. Go back now.

  21. Jmars, the first episode aired Wednesday night in the UK. I assume those people talking about it either live in merrie olde England or have managed to find copies of the show on the internets. (Where would we be without BitTorrent and Youtube?)

  22. He’s in it from season two as a very sarcastic British Vampire and is, in a word, BRILLIANT!!

    He really should have got an Emmy for the scene where he monologues away while watching Angel (vampire hero) rescue someone. “Into the Angelmobile. Away!”

  23. Ah. Found the whole thing:

    Spike [imitating Angel and Rachel]
    Rachel: How can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad hunk of a night thing?
    Angel: No need, little lady. Your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a bad-ass vampire. But love—and a pesky curse—defanged me. And now, I’m just a big fluffy puppy with bad teeth. No! Not the hair, never the hair!
    Rachel: But there must be some way I can… show my appreciation.
    Angel: No! Helping those in need’s my job. And, workin’ up a load of sexual tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough.
    Rachel: I understand. I have a nephew who’s gay, so—
    Angel: Say no more! Evil’s still afoot, and I’m almost out of that nancyboy hairgel I like so much. Quickly, to the Angelmobile, away!

  24. I’m in the process of watching Buffy (missed it when it was on the air), I love the character of Spike, and Marsters is quite striking. That monologue in Angel was indeed brilliant.

    I don’t really find Marsters attractive – or any of the male characters except Oz, really (and I’m pretty sure it’s because Oz – the character, not the actor – is my real life “type.”). I think I might find Marsters cuter if he was a little heavier and softer looking, actually. Muscles are nice, but “cut” and wiry doesn’t really do it for me. I kinda wish he didn’t starve himself.

  25. buffpuff – I quite agree about seasons 5-7…has to be said, Spike was a far better looking addition to the cast than Angel. But then I like sarcastic men, lol.

    Lilith – I can honestly say I hated the movie. But the series is amazing, great cast, brilliant writing. Was never that keen on the spin-off Angel series, but then I never really liked the character Angel.
    Marsters may be American, but his British accent is as good as Anthony Stuart Head’s (and he’s a Brit). Plus…cutting sarcasm FTW!
    :o)

  26. Jmars, I thought it was kind of a strange question… I should have known better. Heh heh. I’ll have to get my helpful points elsewhere today!

  27. Oh good. I’m not the only one who finds Angel insipid. But gotta say, nice bod. And oh yeah, Anthony Stuart Head was pretty hot in season 3. (I like ‘em old and young.)

    I love the way the male characters in Buffy are always taking off their shirts at every opportunity. Is there even one episode without a gratuitous shirt removal? It’s hilarious.

  28. if he didn’t starve himself during hours of darkness, like a fearful mogwai?

    HA!

    Jmars, the first episode aired Wednesday night in the UK. I assume those people talking about it either live in merrie olde England or have managed to find copies of the show on the internets.

    Ahem. I admit nothing.

    He’s damn hot for 45.

    Indeed he is, although I was just saying to Al the other night, it still throws me that he’s that old. After he got really popular on Buffy, I read a bunch of articles that claimed he was 28. This was like 2001 or 2002. And while I had an inkling that that wasn’t quite true — mostly because the same articles often mentioned his theatre work in the ’80s, hmmm — for a long time, I didn’t realize there was an entire decade+ shaved off there. Watching Torchwood last night, I knew he was in his 40s and he looked like he was in his 40s (in a good way, mind you), so it was kind of a head trip, seeing as how he was in his 20s a few years ago.

    But he isn’t sayin how he enjoys suffering for his art …

    Lilith, I totally agree that he describes starving in disturbingly poetic terms. But the fact that he admits it IS starving, and it’s part of the job? Is totally impressive.

    ETA: I just read that again and realized you said “he isn’t saying,” not “Isn’t he saying?” So my comment about the poetic-ness still stands, but maybe I’m not actually agreeing with you. :)

  29. “Oh good. I’m not the only one who finds Angel insipid.

    Oh lord, no. I loved Buffy, but Angel bored the shit out of me.”

    Ah but Angel has the puppet episode – true brilliance on screen, that…

  30. Alainn the movie is the whole reason I never watched the TV show. I just thought it ( the movie) was boring and sorta crappy. Good to know that the TV show was better.

    As far as HOW I got to see Torchwood already? Well ummmm… cough cough …. I plead the fifth or something.

    Lilith wanders off whistling, stuffing the eye patch back in its drawer along with the rest of her pirate costume.

  31. I haven’t seen the ep yet, but putting James Marsters next to John Barrowman was a stroke of pure genius by someone. I think it will bring the Buffy (Spike) fans in to Torchwood, and perhaps by extension into Doctor Who.

    And on his quote, I always thought he looked emaciated. Not “toned”, not “buff”, but well-neigh skeletal. Wonder if he has body dysmorphia?

  32. “Indeed he is, although I was just saying to Al the other night, it still throws me that he’s that old.”

    That’s how I feel about Angelina Jolie. 32??!! It just doesn’t sit well with me.

  33. I think that speaks to how our understanding of “looking 40-ish” has changed recently, more than to your need for caffeine (though by all means go procure some if you want it!).

  34. And on his quote, I always thought he looked emaciated. Not “toned”, not “buff”, but well-neigh skeletal. Wonder if he has body dysmorphia?

    Yeah, it’s tough to say from that quote whether he actually thinks his body looks best like that, or he’s just resigned himself to starving because he gets paid a lot for it. Certainly, I’ve heard many, many stories of thin actresses and models being told to lose weight, so even if you think you look fine, you might not get work without caving to someone else’s perverse ideas of what an ideal human body looks like. I had never heard that from a male actor before, though, which is part of why I found this quote so striking.

  35. Buffy is such an amazingly great show. I never watched it while it was on the air; I always thought it looked kinda stupid. But, I caught the musical episode on repeat, and I thought it was amazing. My partner has all of the seasons on DVD, and we watched them all the way through. It’s probably my favorite show. EVER. :) I would recommend it to anyone.

  36. Hell, I’m 40ish. Being fat makes you look younger, I have to say. I’m usually pretty good speaking out about size issues, but I have yet to answer “Dude. I’m fat, and that’s why I don’t have wrinkles” to people who comment on how young I look.

    If actresses didn’t starve themselves, they wouldn’t age so fast and feel the need to have so much plastic surgery, IMHO.

  37. I never watched Buffy the show, I was too upset that it wasn’t Buffy the Movie (Which is dumb, but I appreciate it in a satirical 80s kind of way. Like, oh my God.) Though I might rent it, because I have recently discovered that I have the biggest crush ever on Joss Wheadon.

  38. Hey, thanks Emily. We’ve been married for a couple of years now. Sorry about all the dead links on the web page. I was all ambitious when I set it up, but never filled most of it in.

  39. Marsters as Spike in Buffy is the only fictional character I’ve ever had explicit naughty dreams about.

    I had a dream about him in which we were in a hot tub together, but NOTHING HAPPENED!! Damn my mind for not going for the obvious conclusion.

    Also, the romance author Nora Roberts is an obvious Buffy fan because she has made a few Buffy references in her books, including having a character mention that she was rudely awakened from a dream “involving Spike from Buffy and a vat of dark chocolate…”

  40. Dee — I agree. My sister is 3 years younger than me and our brother is 6 years younger than her, but people who don’t know us often think I’m the youngest. Two other things I think make American actresses look old: too much sun and too many cigarettes.

    I’d forgotten about catching stuff on the internets. I used to try to watch new Dr. Who eps that way. But then I saw the first half of “Gridlock” and didn’t have time to watch the rest. By the time I got back to it, the the BBC had made YouTube take it down. I was so annoyed, I haven’t tried watching UK shows that way since.

    Javamama — the funny thing (to me) about your response is that there’s a 60s vintage European spy movie with the same title and I thought THAT was the movie you meant. I didn’t even realize there was a recent movie called KK BB. Time to put down the DVD remote and get out to the darn movie theater!

  41. One day, I’m going to hear “James Marsters” and *not* picture James Marsden, lol. (I usually just call them Spike and Cyclops, it’s easier).

  42. First it’s Alan Rickman and now we’re talking about James Marsters?!

    Seriously, how’s a woman supposed to think deep, radical feminist thoughts with all the squee going on?

    I just watched Without a Trace last night, and James was absolutely fabulous, looking rather worn and frustrated and stubbly and unSpike. And I admire the hell out of him for being honest. He’s more than once talked about the extent to which he has to fight to look the way the studios demand, and he’s also talked about the time-limit he gave Joss on the possibility of a Spike movie because, after a point, he knew that he couldn’t look like that anymore. Also, I love that he respects women.

    Work? What work? I’m looking at the pretty men.

  43. First it’s Alan Rickman and now we’re talking about James Marsters?!

    I know! This site meets so many needs!

  44. Completely off topic, well sorta, her name has already been mentioned. Angelina Jolie as we all know is with Brad Pitt. Now I just happen to live in Brad Pitts hometown, which for those of you who are up on your political trivia, yes that is the same home town that blessed us with one John Ashcroft Attorney General.

    But I digress, they were here in the ole home town over the holidays, and I was quite amused to see in the local paper pictures of Brangelina at …. oh this is delightful… Chuck E Cheese. Yep thats right those lips and the big Rat.
    Don’t know why but it makes me giggle.

    The following is in no way meant to be a snarky comment on that which is the Brangelina phenomena, just a humorous aside about small town life meets “SUPERSTAR!!!! ”

  45. Sniper–thanks for posting that. I seriously almost wet myself laughing when I watched that the first time. Oh, and I’m so so happy because we got Amazon gift certificates for Christmas and guess what I bought??? The entire 7-season run of Buffy.

    Talk about squee!

    I never watched the show while I was in the U.S. but caught an episode in German while we were living in the Czech Republic. Even dubbed auf Deutsch it was good, so I figured I should track down the videos. I think we managed to stretch out our rentals over three years, and we still haven’t quite finished Angel. I will be sad when my last new taste of the Buffyverse is complete.

  46. This quote reminds me of an interview I read with Brandon Lee (RIP) that was done during the filming of The Crow. There was some mention of it having been Brandon Lee’s birthday, and so they sang to him and presented him with a cake and some ice cream or something, and he was being so careful to be as “cut” as possible he didn’t have any.

    I’ve always just thought that was so sad. He didn’t know it, of course, but it was his last birthday, and he didn’t even get to have dessert.

  47. Squeeeee! James Marsters…
    Now I am in a completely different space. :)

    I have not seen Torchwood, because I am not watching any TV until the Writer’s Strike is over. (Easy, I don’t watch much TV anyway)

  48. If my beloved Spikey would just leave Hollywood behind and take off with me I would cook lavish late night snacks for him every night.

    But I guess husband Jeff wouldn’t like that, would he? Never mind.

  49. I do remember reading an interview in which James Marsters talked about feeling obliged to drop 40lbs when he went to Hollywood, and have definitely seen a picture of him looking much fuller in the face in his theatre days. (Not that I am in any way the saddest fangirl on earth who spends way too much time on the internet or anything). Frankly I would fancy the pants off the man skinny, fat or anything in between. It just makes me sad that a gorgeous, intelligent, sexy bloke should have to direct so much creative energy into looking like a wraith when wraith is no longer even in his job description.

  50. …oh, and Laine? I vote the recipe for Spike flavoured donuts should definitely involve a filling of dark red jelly and have white or pale yellow frosting.

  51. (Not that I am in any way the saddest fangirl on earth who spends way too much time on the internet or anything).

    Buffpuff, have I told you lately that I love you?

  52. What I find striking is how he phrased this.

    I am an actor in Hollywood and there is no such thing as a late night snack.

    This probably means he does not consider this his individual neurosis, but an entire industry’s neurosis. I’ve certainly heard female performers — in particular Gwen Stefani — talk about the monster feats of will they have to perform in order to stay thin (and the trainers of Madonna and Jennifer Aniston have been quoted at length about that as well). But men, almost never. All men will cop to is hitting the weight room and maybe eating some extra egg whites. Because picking at salad is so “not manly.”

  53. We aim to please. And we haven’t even gotten to Wentworth Miller yet

    Yum. Wentworth and Marsters in the same post? I’m going to have happy thoughts for the rest of the night.

  54. Meowser, that may be partly because the men are held to looser standards. They probably watch what they eat and work out a lot. The women are expected to starve and work out a lot. The leading men are allowed to be normal sized or big and muscular, but the women are all expected to be scrawny.

  55. [i]We aim to please. And we haven’t even gotten to Wentworth Miller yet.[/i]

    Can we do Simon Pegg next? PLEASE??

    And while we’re on the subject….I’ve recently devoted much of my time to seeking out and viewing everything Simon Pegg has ever been in. However, I’ve really been meaning to watch Buffy as well. Do tell people…what priority should Buffy hold over the Peggster, if any? Is it REALLY as good as they’re all telling me? I just want to make sure I’m using my time wisely.

    P.S. This site is ruining my GPA. I meant to do my Econ homework…but here I am again. Gah.

  56. Long time lurker here. (how sad/geeky is it that my first SP comment is on a post about James Marsters?) I am a HUGE fan of both Buffy and Doctor Who. I haven’t seen Torchwood yet, but anything with John Barrowman/James Marsters snogging is a must!

    His response makes me sad. The whole beating hunger down/act of will thing sounds like it comes from somebody with disordered eating. Like others here, I’m glad that he admitted what it takes for him to stay thin and doesn’t talk about “looking good for his art” or some other nonsense like that. I don’t think there’s any need for actors to be any “better looking” than non-actors;good acting doesn’t require a body like a Greek god. A t.v./movie world full of gorgeous people with “perfect” bodies doesn’t strike me as very realistic, anyway.*

    Also, Dee- Anthony Stewart Head is hot ALL the time, not just in Season 3! (I’d take Giles over Spike any day!) He is especially sexy in Band Candy, though.

    *Scare quotes used because what makes a person attractive is so completely subjective. Also, I realize that Buffy/Doctor Who are fantasy/sci-fi shows and hence not “realistic” in that sense, but they do spend a good deal of time on Earth. A little physical variety would be nice (and not just for evil/humorous characters, either).

  57. Also, I realize that Buffy/Doctor Who are fantasy/sci-fi shows and hence not “realistic” in that sense, but they do spend a good deal of time on Earth. A little physical variety would be nice (and not just for evil/humorous characters, either).

    Gah, which reminds me of how furious I was when the internets kept calling Tara from Buffy “fat,” because she looked big next to Alyson Hannigan and SMG — which a fucking Swiffer also would. (Bonus Spike in the link.)

  58. Melena, if you haven’t seen it yet, get hold of a copy of ‘Spaced’ (both series). My absolute favorite Simon Pegg thingy ever. Everyone in it is genius.

    Also, a wee, sad, fangirl boast: I met Simon Pegg briefly once. It was the after-show premier party of the latest Star Trek movie, (extra geek points for that, I’m sure). I had enjoyed enough of the refreshments to let my friend talk me in to introducing myself and I recall gushing embarrasingly about how wonnerful his work was, really, just fabulush, etc.

    He was ever so gracious, and didn’t flee in terror, or anything.

  59. Gah, which reminds me of how furious I was when the internets kept calling Tara from Buffy “fat,” because she looked big next to Alyson Hannigan and SMG

    Sigh. I remember that. The actress was all of a size 6… which I guess made her three times as big as size 2 Gellar.

    :roll:

  60. Cara, I ADORE Spaced!! I have a signed copy from when I met Mr. Pegg last April during the Hot Fuzz tour. Alas, the only thing I said to him was, “May I have your autograph, Mr. Pegg?” And he was really sweet, smiled at me, signed my dvd, and I was all, “Thank you” *blush* and slunk away. I wish I’d gushed, just a little, but I try to restrain myself around celebs I have a crush on lest I try to bite the buttons off their shirts. You’re so lucky you got to say even more to him.

    Isn’t he even more gorgeous in person?

  61. Isn’t he even more gorgeous in person?

    He doesn’t do it for me in that way (maybe because he’s blonde – I think you’re commenting in the same thread as me on the Rio Iriri blog so you’ll have seen me say that before!) BUT that said, he’s one of the rare breed of people who seems to look better, healthier and handsom-er in person, without an armada of makeup professionals at their beck and call.

  62. The actress was all of a size 6…

    How dare she have the temerity to not starve herself and still look gorgeous!

    You know, I have to constantly remind myself of the trompe l’oeil that’s going on when watching Grey’s Anatomy. I suspect Katharine Heigl and especially Sara Ramirez are NOT, in fact, medium and large women respectively; they just APPEAR larger because the other actresses in Grey’s are so willowy / whip thin.

  63. That girl was (and, I’m sure, is) so fucking hot.

    No kidding! I googled to find those pictures I linked and just had to kind of stare slack-jawed at the computer for a while.

  64. That girl was (and, I’m sure, is) so fucking hot.

    Tara was the the first girl I ever had a crush on. So, I guess you could say that Amber Benson turned me gay. Well, bi, actually, but still, that’s some powerful hotness.

    She responded to the criticisms about her weight. You can read it here. (scroll down to the bottom of the page)

  65. erm wait katherine heigl is supposed to be medium sized? seriously? because I look at here and think gorgeous skinny girl. same with sara ramirez. There’s no way in heaven that either of them are “medium sized” in real life

  66. Wow. 5′-4″ and 120 pounds? And some people think she’s heavy? That’s tiny. She does look bigger than her costars, but I thought they were more average height and 120ish and she was more like 140-150 (50 or 60 pounds lighter than me and the same height). I must have a totally warped sense of what people weigh.

  67. Wow, I’m actually gonna quote what Melissa L. linked to, ’cause it’s pretty awesome:

    Yes, I am not a STICK. I am a NORMAL, HEALTHY (I was gonna say Girl, but…) WOMAN. I have breasts and hips and I am very happy that they are part of me. I weigh 118 and I am 5’4″. If you saw me in real life, you would think I was on the thin side. But on tv, next to my very petite costars, I do like heavier. I am PROUD to be NORMAL. A body is a beautiful thing to waste. Believe me, I have seen enough of my friends and peers waste away to NOTHING so that they could work in this industry. So that they could perpetuate the LIE that ANOREXIA is Beautiful. IT IS NOT. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. ALL OF YOU. Just for being.

    My lowest weight was 113 at 5’2″, and I realized the other day when I was looking for pictures of “chubby” actresses that this picture of America Ferrera looks VERY much like I did at my thinnest.

    I was a size 4. I was starting to freak out people who knew me, because I was getting so thin. I was barely eating and walking miles and miles every day. And that body type is considered “fat” in Hollywood.

  68. I am not as familiar with the actresses from Buffy, except for Gellar. But I do know that there have been pieces written about Billie Piper and the fact that she is a ” Healthy ” read big girl.
    I never saw her as that, not when she was in Doctor Who, and especially now that she is playing Belle in Secret Diary of a call girl. I just think she is stunning.

    By the way for all you Simon Pegg fans, he was in the an episode of Doctor Who, First series with Eccleston and Piper.

    He is also one hot man, I loved him in Hot Fuzz.

  69. But I do know that there have been pieces written about Billie Piper and the fact that she is a ” Healthy ” read big girl.

    THE FUCK?

    I know crazy isn’t it? Makes my head hurt to try and understand it all.

  70. Oh, and I should mention that James Marsters was in Amber Benson’s first film, Chance. It was shot during the season break of Buffy, so you get to see him with his Spike hair and an American accent.

    And–for one scene–in a sun dress.

  71. Kate, regarding your post way up above about “I can’t believe he’s that old” (45)?

    Bite me!

    BTW, am I the oldest Shapeling, at age 46?

  72. Kate, regarding your post way up above about “I can’t believe he’s that old” (45)?

    Bite me!

    Did you not read my explanation for that? I can’t believe he’s that old because I thought he was 28 a few years ago, not because 45 is old!

    Not to mention, did you not read the Alan Rickman thread? I think he’s old enough to be your father, let alone mine.

    And no, I can definitely think of a couple people older than you off the top of my head. Which is not to say you’re not ANCIENT, of course, just that you’re not the only one. :)

  73. Oh he was fantastic in Torchwood. I will be watching it again later. Do you know if he is just on for the one episode? (please let him be a recurring character!!)

  74. “BTW, am I the oldest Shapeling, at age 46?”

    Sadly no, Sister o’ Kate, I’m 48, (and, alas, only for another 2 months). But, hey, that means James can be my toy boy, right?

    Melena, re, “what priority should Buffy hold over the Peggster, if any? Is it REALLY as good as they’re all telling me? I just want to make sure I’m using my time wisely”.

    I am a huge Spaced fan and have just bought Series 1 and 2 for a friend’s birthday as she’s never seen it. However, IMO, Buffy is the best thing that’s ever been on television. Like. Ever.

    “Buffpuff, have I told you lately that I love you?”

    Kate, the love is mutual, I assure you.

  75. There was some mention of it having been Brandon Lee’s birthday, and so they sang to him and presented him with a cake and some ice cream or something, and he was being so careful to be as “cut” as possible he didn’t have any.

    FYI, Brandon didn’t really have a sweet tooth, so while I’m sure he he was telling the truth, it wasn’t as much as a sacrifice as it might seem. He ate fairly normally most of the time and was a pretty decent cook. Well, for some stuff, anyway. And he had a real affinity for beer and whiskey when he was between projects. The only time he restrained himself was when he was actively shooting a film/show or doing a photo shoot – since both of those inevitably involved him being shirtless. Because of the way he was built, his chest was not as broad as a lot of action stars, so he was concerned about appearing as balanced physically as he could. The rest of the time, he was a party boy who had no fear of chips and did, in fact, know where to get late-night food in L.A. It just sometimes involved neighborhoods we had no place being in late at night. Did I mention he occasionally spoiled for a fight? Good times.

  76. Oh my God.. I’m so saddened by this snippet I just found- it’s a posted response to a celeb-gossip story about Pierce Brosnan’s beautiful wife, found here:

    http://celebslam.buzznet.com/keely-shaye-smith#comments

    “YUCK!! Keely is a fat waddling walrus! Imagine that idiot Pierce climbing on top of her and trying to find a hole to shove his sausage into! I hate fat people. I love my washboard stomach and chiselled chest and shoulders. I refuse to speak to fat people, even if they are hurt and lying in a gutter. I just pretend they are dirt and keep on going. Fat is no way to go through life, Keely.”

  77. “YUCK!!” etc etc, blah blah

    Wow. At least now I know what happened to the asshole who told my first boyfriend (also an asshole, as it happens) that he hoped he wasn’t paying for me by the pound.

    I’m sure Keely isn’t spending her nights crying on Pierce Brosnan’s thick, well-developed shoulder that this fucknut think’s she’s hideous.

    Incidentally, where the hell does this guy live that he regularly comes across fat people hurt in a gutter to ‘not speak to’? It sounds like a dangerous place – AND they have to deal with this asshat living there, too. Life’s really not fair.

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