Kirsten Dunst was recently asked to lose weight for a movie role — but the 35-year-old actress wasn't having it.
To better "fit" the part, Dunst was asked to lose weight for her Victorian-era role.
In an interview with Variety, Dunst revealed that Coppola — the acclaimed director Dunst previously worked with on "Marie Antoinette" and "The Virgin Suicides" — suggested that she lose some weight for "The Beguiled."
Dunst said she wasn't willing to give up her favorite foods for a movie role.
"I’m like, ‘We have no options! I’m sorry, I can’t lose weight for this role.'”
Once Dunst put her foot down, the weight-loss topic was immediately dropped.
Variety reported that Coppola was “understanding” of Dunst's request (which isn't too surprising, considering Coppola was the one who told Dunst that she shouldn't change her teeth after a "Spider-Man" producer told her that she needed to "fix" her smile).
While it's concerning that Coppola initially pressured Dunst to lose weight for the part, it's refreshing to see an actress take a stand against the industry's body shaming.
Good for Dunst for speaking up and refusing to lose weight — even though it could have cost her a major role.