We may do our best to focus on body-positivity, but there鈥檚 no denying that the pressure to conform to certain physical ideals is still present, prevalent, and absolutely overwhelming at times. The same applies for anyone in show biz, as veteran actress Emma Thompson revealed while saying that anorexia is not only still an issue in Hollywood, but it鈥檚 鈥渆vil what鈥檚 happening and what鈥檚 going on there, and it鈥檚 getting worse.鈥

Emma Thompson

According to Us Magazine, during an interview with Sweden鈥檚 Skavlan talk show, Thompson admitted that the pressure for performers to be thin is nothing new, and is in fact so harsh, that she once threatened to quit a production when a young actress was asked to lose weight. 鈥淭here was a wonderful actress in a film I did called Brideshead Revisited,鈥 she told the hosts, 鈥渁nd the producer said to her, 鈥榃ould you lose some weight?鈥 and she was exquisite.鈥

Thompson stood up for the younger professional, revealing that she spoke to the producer directly, saying, 鈥溾橧f you speak to her about this again on any level I will leave this picture. You are never to do that.鈥欌 Go, Emma!

Emma Thompson

This was far from an isolated experience, though, as Thompson continued, 鈥淭he anorexia, there鈥檚 so many kids, girls and boys now, and actresses who are very, very thin into their 30s, who simply don鈥檛 eat. They don鈥檛 eat! Sometimes there are just some subjects that you absolutely have to make noise about because it鈥檚 so tedious and it鈥檚 gone on and on.鈥

It鈥檚 definitely time to make more noise on this subject and we鈥檙e pretty darn thankful that peeps like Emma Thompson are willing to speak up.

If you鈥檙e looking for information regarding eating disorders or need guidance and support for your own eating disorder, please visit the National Eating Disorder Association.

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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Stuart C. Wilson + Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)