Haley Bennett Reveals She Was Forced To Lose Weight For A Previous Film Role


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Rising actress Haley Bennett has revealed the dark side to Hollywood having spoken out about the pressures to fulfill expectations on screen.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the actress revealed how she was made to lose 20 pounds for 2007 film Music and Lyrics, where she starred alongside Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. The 28-year-old subsequently got her weight down to 7.5 stone for her film debut.

“I was emaciated,” Haley admitted, "I felt like I looked 100 years old."

Haley Bennett starred alongside Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant in her film debut ©Getty

The actress then went on to describe how difficult it was to go from being in the limelight to becoming unknown again following the film's success.

"At a certain point, I thought about selling the bags I was gifted to pay my rent," she revealed. "I had very little confidence when I was 18."

But with the recent release of critically-acclaimed Girl On The Train, in which Haley plays a lead role, there’s no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more of the rising actress in the near future…

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