Girls star Allison Williams has taken aim at the critics who constantly comment about her weight and look revealing the scrutiny is the most stressful part of her job.
The actress of 26 became a viral sensation in 2010 after posting a video of herself singing a mash up of Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy and RJD2’s A Beautiful Mine the theme song for TV drama Mad Men.
Producer Judd Apatow was so impressed after seeing the video he cast her in Girls opposite the show’s creator Lena Dunham but what should have been a joyful time in Williams’ life turned sour quickly when fans and critics alike started writing and posting negative remarks about her apparent weight loss.
Naturally tall and thin Williams who will portray Peter Pan in a live TV event in America in December has opened up about dealing with the fallout from fame in a new Allure interview.
She explains, “When I did the Mad Men thing I was graduating from college you’re college weight. And so when we filmed the pilot for Girls and even into that first season I looked like someone I hadn’t looked like for four years.
“But that’s still the way it was set in people’s minds so they’re like ‘Oh, my God you’ve lost weight’. And I’m like ‘This is just the way my body is very naturally’.
“It’s a little bit stressful to know that there are a lot of people walking around who think I’m constantly just shaking and depriving myself.”