Friday, June 09, 2006

Too Big to Be a Housewife



Former ER star, Alex Kingston, recently reported that she auditioned for the part of Desperate Housewives’, Lynette Scavo, but was rejected due to her size. Kingston revealed to the London Evening Standard: “I didn't get the part, and I know why: irrespective of acting ability, I'm just way too big.” Kingston goes on to say, “It drives me crazy; it's encouraging women to feel guilty about not looking like that.”

So, instead, the show selected Felicity Huffman, a talented actress, who, with a self-reported history of bulimia, more aptly fit the bill. This is, after all, an ensemble where Nicolette Sheridan might, bizarrely enough, be known as “The Fat One” and where Teri Hatcher’s gaunt-looking frame is camouflaged perfectly on Wisteria Lane.

6 comments:

PalmTreeChick said...

Rumor has it that (when they were dating) Ryan Seacrest wore Terri Hatcher's jeans. Now, that's not saying too much for Seacrest either. That's just weird! And yes, Terri Hatcher is a twig! (said jealously)

ps22 said...

Terri Hatcher, twig though she is, looks like ass. As a friend of mine aptly put it once, "she looks HIT"...like a bloody washed up porn star. Though Felicity Huffman seems pretty cool, Alex Kingston is way to classy and poised for that show.

Haley-O said...

Wow, there's no shortage of material out there for you, huh!? It's everywhere you look! craziness....

FAT BITCH said...

Hi Doc Stacey :)

Thanks for bringing to our attention that once again the media is sending us the wrong signal that to be thin is paramount at all costs, the most important one being our very LIVES.

Disgusting and sad isn't it?

allisonsky said...

Not a mention of Jolie's weight yet. Doesn't show her from the waist down anywhere (YET) and everything so far is positive from the media ( healthy baby, happy family, easy birth, etc). Let's see if Dr. Stacey is right with her guess of two weeks before Jolie goes from radiant to......

drstaceyny said...

Haley--yes, I'll always have material--though, I'd rather be writing abt something else in 10 years!