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Say What? Alec Baldwin on Skinny Minnies in Hollywood

"Women today are so skinny. If I did a love scene with them, I would crush them. If I did a love scene with Renee, I would kill her."


30 Rock star Alec Baldwin on why he's glad he doesn't get cast as the love interest in movies anymore. Baldwin was hosting Elle magazine's annual Women in Hollywood dinner and awards show and made these remarks after the famously svelte Zellweger was honored.

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starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Oh yay, I'm platinum!
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Thank you, hiding! Everytime someone is labeled as too skinny on here, someone comes up with the obesity thing. Just because you're saying Renee is too skinny doesn't mean you don't know what a healthy weight looks like. All these actresses pay way too much attention on exercise and diet. It's not healthy to be so focused on that. I am very healthy and I still got a little meat on my bones. Super skinny does not equal healthy. Oh, and Renee is not naturally skinny! Someone who manages to gain weight as fast as she did for the Bridget Jones movies obviously has to pay close attention to her diet.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I agree with spacekatgal. Most of the women in Hollywood I think look great. Sure there are the exceptions on both sides of the scale - some that could stand to add a few lbs and some that could stand to lose a few lbs. But as a rule I think the majority of them look great.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
I agree with Alec! If you think Renee looks healthy then IMO there is something wrong with your eyes. There is a difference between a healthy skinny weight (which a lot of actresses are) and the scary skinny (like Renee and Teri Hatcher). I especially hate it when the scary skinny ones try to claim that they are naturally that way, such BS.
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I think that most men prefer women that aren't boney and with a bit of curves. Not obese and not anorexic, just healthy.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
there are a lot of too skinny starlets out there. but i really don't think that many of them are TOO skinny. the only ones that come to mind right now are LiLo and all the ladies on Desperate Housewives. there are def more, i just can't think of them at the moment. i don't think renee is TOO skinny. but i do find her disgusting for other reasons.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Can we stop referring to skinny and fat people as though some sort of grotesque alien lifeforms? I'm sick of these skinny vs fat debates.
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe Alec prefers women with some meat on their bones. When did people become only skinny or obese? There is such a thing as average last time I checked. There are far more average people out there than obese or skinny.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I dont think these women have an eating disorder, I do however think they have issues exercise and body image.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
Another thing, I don't want or need to hear a man validate a women (even if he is kidding) in this way. Besides, a guy could say he isn't into "skinny chicks" but maybe he wants a specific body shape (hourglass, apple, pear) and curvy types or whatever. That isn't good...that isn't any better. He could still be making another women feel bad about herself for not being like Kim Kardashian or something. And many men thinking the opposite of one thing can affect what is depicted in magazines and the media and you just end up swapping one image for the other. It's not better or effective way to deal with anything. As country we need to live in a more balanced way, eat better and exercise and accept all different body shapes. As long as your healthy it's should matter if your very think or slightly curvy as long as you meet other health markers and we lower obesity rates. :)
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
I agree sourcherry!
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
Oh, and on Renee Zellweger. I don't know if she has a problem or not, she is a hardcore runner. Let's say for sure she doesn't. Comparing her to Jerry Maguire days is not the best or most effective way to judge. It's possible that since then she has become MORE fit, not more sick.
ali321 ali321 7 years
I was watching Beeltejuice last night and thinking the same thing dannysf. lol. While Renee doesn't look so skinny in that picture to be too thin, it is refreshing to hear a guy say that skinny isn't always attractive.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
I agree with Space, I also believe that people are incredibly hypocritical in criticizing thin women. Criticizing someone for being naturally thin (and don't tell me that people are going to be accusing to an anorexic girl in the same manner) isn't going to resolve anything. I suppose people think that they are combating health issues and the body issues women face by attacking thiness, but that's not the case. Someone, who say, has an eating disorder in no way got that way because Renee Zellweger is thin or because they saw Kate Moss on the cover of a magazine. I can say that it's annoying that men rate and rank women based on appearance. That made me feel bad once, for a second I wondered about my own looks. But the worst thing about that was that I was objectified by a man or witnessed men objectifying other women. However, that is different from becoming ill based on an image. Dr. Hilda Birch stated that eating disorders were complex and could be linked to family dynamics as well as control issues. It's a psychological disorder and is more complex than a pretty girl on a billboard. Anyhow, I just think making fun of someone for being skinny is just as hurtful as making fun of someone for being overweight. Somehow people have become confused about this and think it's noble to comment on thin women's bodies.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I'm not saying that I don't agree with him, but it has become tiring to hear people saying "too thin!", "eat a burger!", etc etc., to practically every girl in Hollywood. Yeah, there are a few who are too thin, but most are just healthy. Renee for example looks healthy to me. Maybe she would look better with a few more pounds on because she is so muscular, but that doesn't mean she isn't healthy.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I agree that some actresses, Renee included, are too skinny. I mean, last night, while watching Desperate Housewives, I couldn't pay attention to any of Bree's scenes because all I could think about was how, between her skeletal frame, and her over-botoxed face, Marcia Cross doesn't even look like a human being any more.
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
i'm sure he said this jokingly but caterpillar is right. besides, using renee as an example if you look at her in her jerry maguire days compared to now, she looks like she could use atleast 10 pounds to be at a healthy weight. if on tv you look like a skeleton, in person wouldn't be any better.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I love when a guy says that. I'm sure it means a lot more to most women than if other (possibly not so skinny) women say it.
janneth janneth 7 years
Alec could be more fit, that is true. However most film and tv actresses are terribly unrealistic and unhealthy models for women. Besides working with the personal trainers, their look is achieved by the work they pay to have done on their body. Take off a bit here in the abdomen and thighs, add some in the chest and buttocks (and even lips).
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
if your clavicle bones cut me when i hug you? youre too skinny....talking to you renee z.
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