You knew that already, of course. But here’s why today. When Hayley Atwell, star of the upcoming film Cassandra’s Dream, came over to her house and ate like a bird, Thompson asked why — and learned that Miramax had asked Atwell to lose weight for the upcoming Brideshead Revisited, in which they both star.
According to Atwell, Thompson “hit the roof,” and the next day she called the producers and told them to back the fuck off, or she would drop out of Brideshead Revisited. And suddenly, Atwell didn’t need to lose weight anymore.
[Note: I just updated this for the second time, because my quick reading of the article and Feministing post left me confused about who was starring in the what and the when. Think I’ve got it right now.]
ETA: I’m pretty sure this is a “fat” picture of Atwell: