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Octavia Spencer Troubled By Unhealthy Weight Standards

Actress Octavia Spencer was candid backstage at the 2012 SAG Awards. Spencer who won best supporting actress for her role in ‘The Help’ at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, had tongues wagging backstage with her honest revelation about weight.

“I am not healthy at this weight. Any time you have too much around the middle, then there is a problem. [And] when you reach a certain weight, you are less valuable.”

While Octavia plans to drop some weight she also hopes society who imposes impossible requirements on women would find a balance.

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“I feel for the overly thin women as much as I do for the overweight women. It … has to change.”

“If more women ate, they would be a lot happier. Let me tell you, I am a lot grumpier when I don’t eat.”

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