Jamie Lee Curtis Talks Body In Everything Everywhere

“I’ve been sucking my stomach in since I was 11.”

Jamie Lee Curtis opened up about not wanting to “conceal” her body in her new movie, Everything Everywhere All At Once.

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Well, speaking about her look in the movie in an Instagram post, Jamie wrote, “In the world, there is an industry — a billion-dollar, trillion-dollar industry — about hiding things.”

“Concealers. Body-shapers. Fillers. Procedures. Clothing. Hair accessories. Hair products. Everything to conceal the reality of who we are.”

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Jamie continued, “My instruction to everybody was: I want there to be no concealing of anything. I’ve been sucking my stomach in since I was 11, when you start being conscious of boys and bodies, and the jeans are super tight. “

“I very specifically decided to relinquish and release every muscle I had that I used to trigger to hide the reality. That was my goal. I have never felt more free, creatively and physically,” she concluded.

Co-director Daniel Scheinert has also affirmed what Jamie said, explaining, “Everyone assumes that her belly in the movie is a prosthetic, but it’s actually her real belly. She was grateful that she was allowed to just let it out.”

This isn’t the first time Jamie has opened up about beauty standards — back in October, she said, “I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin… The current trend of fillers and procedures , and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty.”

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And one person impacted by Jamie’s words was none other than Riverdale star, Lili Reinhart, who thanked Jamie and shared that a director once told her to “suck in [her] stomach”:

Well, Hollywood has a damn long way to go toward body acceptance (to put it mildly) — but at least established actors are using their platforms to speak out.

Everything Everywhere All at Once is out in movie theaters now!

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