Elisha Cuthbert is not a fan of a few of the issues she was compelled to do early in her profession.
Trying again on the early 2000s, Elisha says she felt like she had no selection when it got here to issues like posing for males’s journal — and desires issues had been completely different.
“I have been fairly vocal about my type of, I do not need to say disappointment about being in that complete circus. However there was actually no choice again then, although,” she mentioned on the Broad Ideas With Rachel Bilson podcast.
She continued, “You had been out selling one thing. That’s what the [film] studio wished you to do.”
And whereas participating in suggestive photoshoots was uncomfortable, Elisha says she understands the studio’s motives contemplating the magazines had been considered by “30 million individuals” on the time.
“There was no arguing that it was a strategy to be seen and to advertise something that you simply had been doing on the time,” including that main celebrities had been additionally getting in entrance of the digital camera.
“I imply, Halle Berry was doing it, for God’s sake. Jennifer Aniston was doing it…We had been most likely too younger to be subjected to that, and feeling pressured to do this,” she shared.
Elisha was additionally featured on lists that always pitted ladies towards one another, like rankings of the “Sexiest Girls within the World” — and was finally named “TV’s Most Stunning Lady” by Maxim in 2013.
“They really don’t imply something with regard to me as an individual or my profession. It isn’t like I gained an Olympic medal. It was some checklist some random journal determined to create,” Elisha mentioned, noting that it will “by no means be allowed” these days.
Regardless of the strain, Elisha says she didn’t wrestle with any critical points — however she does want she had been “kinder” to herself.
“I positively received caught up in that eager to dwell as much as what everybody was anticipating of us, which is [to be] the ‘hottest girl on the earth.’ It’s like what? I’m an actress. I’m not Gisele [Bündchen], what on the earth? I’m 5’2″ with little legs and peak. It was type of ridiculous,” Elisha admitted.
In the end, Elisha doesn’t need others to really feel like they must dwell as much as “ridiculous requirements” she confronted.
In the long run, she says that these magazines with the airbrushing and “weird outfit and hair extensions” had been “simply not actuality.”