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Jenna Fischer Explains Hollywood’s Weight Problem

One reason actresses might be so obsessed with their weight is because magazines never stop asking them about it, but when Redbook brought the issue up to Jenna Fischer, the star of The Office had a compelling alternate take. "In a normal job, if you gain or lose a few pounds, it's no big deal," she said. "But in my business you have to tell someone so that the next time you go to a fitting, the clothes are the right size. It's really embarrassing to have to say to your manager, 'I'm now a 6 pant instead of a 4.' E-mails go out, and they cc the agents: 'Jenna would like everyone to know that she's now a 6 pant.' This is why actresses obsess about their weight. It's not a private affair." [Redbook]

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