Well, my gal Emma says fuck that noise. When having dinner with 25-year-old fellow Brit Hayley Atwell, with whom she co-stars in the upcoming Miramax adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh classic “Brideshead Revisited,” she noticed Hayley wasn’t cleaning her plate.
Hayley said: “I went round to Emma’s one night and she was getting very angry that I wasn’t eating all the food she was giving me. I told her why and she hit the roof.”
You see, Hayley wasn’t eating all of her food because the studio had told her to slim down for the part. So, what did Emma do? She called the producers the next day and threatened to resign from the film if they forced Hayley to lose weight. Not wanting to incur the wrath of the Angel of Righteousness, they backed down. Fuck to the yeah.
And, lest we think this may be an isolated incident of righteousness, Emma has made of habit of throwing her, shall we say, weight around. Remember the advice she gave Kate Winslet early in her career?
Kate said: “(Emma) set an incredible example for me when I was very young. (She told me) as much as you might be tempted, you need to remember that it’s very important not to work sometimes. And she also told me, ‘If you ever lose weight, I will never fucking talk to you again.’”