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M. Lopez
6th June 2006, 16:10
As usual, I have mixed feelings about celeb gossip like this. On the one hand, the sentiments are wonderful, and I'd much rather have this actress making such size-positive (and pro-indulgence) comments than shilling for some weight-control racket.

On the other hand, unless she actually does acquire some curves this way, I will rue the fact that these sentiments didn't come from a full-figured actress.

Still, it's very honest of her to feel envy for Kate and Scarlett's figures - even though those actresses are themselve still very slim, and nowhere near full-figured. (Kate came closest in Titanic, in which she looked stunning, no matter how bad the movie was.) Keira would be pretty at a (considerably) more "decadent" size.

The link is here:

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/tittletattle/article_21221815.shtml

but I'll post the full text below:


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Keira Knightley Wants A Curvier Figure Like Kate Winslet

by Tashi Singh

Jun 6, 2006

Sexy actress Keira Knightley is desperate to have curves like Scarlett Johansson and Kate Winslet, so she hasn't stepped foot in a gym in six months, according to a published report.

The 'Domino' beauty says she has been stuffing her face with carb-filled pasta everyday and drinking half a bottle of wine a night so she can achieve her womanly curves.

Keira tells Elle magazine, "I'm not one of those people who's going to jog five miles every morning."

"I'm trying to have bowls of pasta or whatever makes me happy."

"I haven't been to the gym since January and I'm drinking about half a bottle of wine a night. F*** it, you've got one life - live it."

The actress confessed she's jealous of Winslet and Scarlett's curvy bodies.

She says, "That kind of decadent flesh is absolutely beautiful. How sexy is that on a woman?"

HSG
6th June 2006, 20:21
Kate came closest in Titanic, in which she looked stunning, no matter how bad the movie was.
Kudos to Ms. Knightly for advocating a lifestyle in "the pleasure zone" (as <i>Mode</i> termed it), rather than an existence of starvation and torture. Let's hope that it enhances her beauty, and that she reaches a more womanly size.

Both of M. Lopez's points about Kate Winslet are true, inasmuch as her beauty increases or diminishes in direct proportion to how curvaceous she allows herself to be. She looked gorgeous in the otherwise unwatchable <i>Titanic,</i> then wasted away in subsequent years.

When she is fuller-figured, Kate--like all curvaceous beauties--can effectively embody both the sweet angel and the sinful seductress, the former archetype being well represented in her <i>Sense and Sensibility</i> role, the latter look being vividly displayed in the image posted below, from a recent John Turturro film. Word is that for this shot, kerosene was used to ignite the window frame. But if the director had used an even shapelier starlet, such as Christina Schmidt, her higher-temperature allure would have spontaneously set the window ablaze.

Incidentally, for the benefit of readers who find that this forum comes up short in the humour department, posted below is a link to one of the funniest pieces of writing that the present author has ever encountered on the Web, a clever skewering of some of the more vulnerable points of James Cameron's politically-correct disaster film.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/kw05.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.crash.com/fun/texts/titanic1.html" target="_blank">Not an accurate representation of 1912 sensibilities . . .</a>

vargas
11th June 2006, 03:37
Yes, well we'll see how long Keira's desire for womanly curves lasts. She's still caught up within the Hollywood machine where the relentless and ruthless domination over women's bodies and images have not evolved nearly enough.

Hopefully no one will deny her work if she starts to look normal. But I won't hold my breath!