The Equalizer star Queen Latifah says that she has faced pressure from a toxic culture in Hollywood to change the way she looks, and said she was asked to lose weight for roles.
“I have felt that pressure and I’ve literally been asked to lose weight,” Latifah said, according to a report by Yahoo! Life. “Luckily I have people who are like, ‘Yeah, that’s not going to happen. She’s not losing weight for you.’”
“It made me angry because I felt like I was fine. I’m what people look like,” the actress added. “You want me to lose weight? Why? So there’s a whole bunch of women out there who won’t have someone to relate to on TV, is that what you’re trying to get