Viewers have quickly taken to the warm charm of Inbetweeners star Emily Atack, during her first week in the jungle on I’m A Celebrity…. Get Me Out Of Here!
The amiable personality and sense of humour that Emily, 28, has shared so far has made a firm favourite with those at home but it seems that this hasn’t always helped her in the past.
Emily has spoken out about the cut-throat nature of the movie industry and that she had been told to lose weight, if she wanted to be considered for roles in Hollywood.
After playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe in hit comedy The Inbetweeners, Emily hoped that the silver screen beckoned but she found that the industry was a difficult playground to be in.
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Speaking before her stint in the jungle for the ITV show, Emily said that, “there have been auditions where they’ve said nicely, ‘Would you be willing to go to the gym for this role?’"
Emily was shocked by this barrier to her career and said, "I find it so hard to lose weight, it takes me weeks and weeks of dieting and training just to lose three pounds.”
After spending a lot of her career in front of the camera, Emily said that, "being body confident is important."
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She is worried that being forced to battle with her weight, might hold back her chances of landing roles she really wants.
Before her stint in the jungle, Emily said: "I definitely feel the pressure to lose weight and be smaller than I am. I wouldn’t leave the house without my make-up on.
“In a normal world I would be happy with my body, but in the film industry it’s pressurised. I would like to see curvier women playing lead roles, I got a lot of sexy roles when I was younger."
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Emily said that growing up and enjoying life had meant that she didn’t want the constant pressure to watch her weight.
She continued: “My issue is that I love eating and I love wine. Going out for dinner and drinking wine with my friends is my favourite thing to do.
“There are some weeks that I think, ‘I should lay off the wine this week because I’ve got a film premiere’. Ultimately I will never cut anything out of my life that makes me happy.”
“I’ve got a personal trainer and I go two or three times and I think that’s a healthy amount.
“There was a point when I was working out every single day, because it makes me feel good. I hate it with a passion, but I feel great afterwards. It’s important for my mental health too.
“If casting directors are looking for someone thinner they will just cast someone thinner. That’s the sad truth.”
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