'New Girl' Hannah Simone Curvy: Cece says don't call me that, "it means I'm fat," in Glow magazine interview
In 'New Girl,' the character Cece, played by Hannah Simone, is known to tell it how it is. As it turns out, character and actress aren't too dissimilar.
"Curvy is just a polite way of saying fat. And I'm not," Simone notes in an interview for the April issue of the Canadian women's magazine Glow. "Curvy and voluptuous-that one also got dragged through the mud, that poor word. It really just means a woman with breasts. [But] I'm confident with my body."
The 32-year-old former model also talked about feeling grateful to the show's creator and executive producer Liz Meriwether.
"I remember thanking Liz, and saying, 'You've no idea what you've done, that you've put this Indian actress in this visible role, where it's not about her ethnicity,'" she told Glow, adding, "It's an incredibly exciting time to be a comedic actress. There is this demand for smart, funny, attractive women."
Simone, who has occasionly been called "curvy," and "shapely" is not the first woman to find offense with the term.
'Man Men' star Christina Hendricks also has received similar tags from reporters, but doesn't find them neccessarily as endearing as some think they come off. She stopped an Australian fashion editor mid-interview after being asked on camera, "You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you've inspired someone?" saying, "I think calling me full-figured is just rude."
Other popular celebrities called some of these terms include SI swimsuit model Kate Upton, Christina Aguilera and Kate Winslet.
"Have we gotten so riven by self-hatred in this country that even Kate Upton's body can still be subjected to this nastiest and most personal of public critiques?" asked Jezebel in a July post about website SkinnyGossip for calling Upton fat. "Upton is basically the epitome of curvy, blonde beauty as it's valued in the U.S. today. Hers is a look that ticks every box....She's been on the cover of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition, she's been in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, she's been the face of Guess...Her body is 'perfect' - by every conventional standard. If Kate f---ing Upton's thighs are not immune from public dissection, then who is?"
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