People always ask me, “What do celebrities look like in person?” The answer: smaller. Guys are always shorter and actresses are always thinner.
So when you see some of your favorite stars on screen and think, “Wow, they look fantastic,” sometimes the real life version of that is a little less glamourous.
This year, I was shocked by the tiny frame on one of my favorite leading ladies at the 2013 Emmys last evening.
Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn has lost an incredible amount of weight in the past year.
Usually, I would praise someone for succeeding in their health goals, but in this case I’m just worried about her.
Gunn received a ton of negative press during Season 4 of Breaking Bad when she returned from the show’s hiatus looking a bit larger. The actress had clearly put on a few pounds over the break and many fans took note, bashing her for it.
While she obviously wasn’t in the best shape of her life, she was by no means obese. Gunn is a 45-year-old mother of two, playing Skylar White, a stressed and depressed new-mom. She shouldn’t be expected to look like a 20-year-old swimsuit model!
This drastic weight loss was clearly a reaction to the hurtful comments made and sadly, I think it went too far.
People think it’s an exaggeration when actresses tell stories about being forced to lose weight for roles. It’s not.
In the past week, I have heard from two different friends of mine in the biz that they were told to lose anywhere from 10-20 pounds….and these are girls who are already fit.
I’m not saying Anna Gunn looks bad. She was a beautiful woman before and is a beautiful woman now. But maybe this will be an example to bullies out their who don’t realize the real harm they cause with their hateful, disparaging comments.
Ok, that’s enough of my rant. Shall we discuss some of my favorite bods on the Emmys red carpet?!
The 43-year-old funny woman looked fabulous in a hip-hugging royal blue Narcisco Rodriguez dress and Fred Leighton gold jewelry. The dress was made for her and perfectly accentuated her toned physique.
The Big Bang Theory‘s resident hottie was red hot on the red carpet in a burgundy Vera Wang gown and gold Neil Lane glitz. She told SELF mag earlier this year that she stays in shape by eating oatmeal with almond milk and spinning, horseback riding, and strength-training.
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Television’s “It Girl” of the moment, newlywed Kerry Washington, wowed in a very bridal looking Marchesa gown and gold Fred Leighton jewelry. The actress credits Pilates for her strong, powerful bod.
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Some of my other favorites included Sofia Vergara (always stunning), January Jones, and Carrie Underwood. I’m talking about bodies here, but these women’s dress picks were all pretty fantastic as well.
Shout out to the adorable Keirnan Shipka as well for her uber-cute style.
A big thanks to Adrianna Papell for my gorgeous Emmys gown.
It was so pretty, comfortable, and snug in all the right places.
And thank you to Rocksbox for the Edge of Ember cuff!
And that’s a wrap!