Romola Garai: as a size 10 I’m too fat for Hollywood

The Daily Telegraph reports just how far the problems with airbrushed photos go:

By any normal standard, Romola Garai’s size 10 figure would be considered svelte.

Yet the 30-year-old actress, who stars in BBC period drama The Hour, has complained that she is so ‘fat’ by Hollywood standards that she is routinely airbrushed for magazine photoshoots.

Designers will not lend her catwalk samples for red carpet appearances because they do not produce them in anything bigger than a size eight.

The actress said she felt compelled to speak out because she wanted women to know the truth behind the airbrushed images…

Garai described herself as a “bra-burning, building-burning feminist” but said she felt under pressure to conform.

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