Emma Thompson opens up about eating disorders in the film industry

The actress slams Hollywood's "evil" obsession with being thin.
2:25 | 03/29/17

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winner Emma Thompson making headlines slamming Hollywood's treatment of women and what she calls rampant issues with weight. ABC's Diane Macedo is here with the story. Good morning, Diane. Michael, good morning. Thompson calls it downright evil. Saying actresses and actors are pushed to the point of starving themselves and now opening up about a personal experience on one movie that nearly made her quit. True love lasts a lifetime. Reporter: This morning "Love actually" star Emma Thompson is making headline force standing up against Hollywood. It's evil what's happening, what's going on out there and it's getting worse. Reporter: The 57-year-old actress recently opened up about the film industry's problem with anorexia on the Swedish chat show. So many kids, girls and boys now and actresses who are very, see thin into their 30s simply don't eat. Reporter: The Oscar winner even reveals a personal story from the set of her 2008 movie "Brideshead revisited". There was a wonderful actress I was working with and the producers said to her, will you lose some weight? She was absolutely exquisite. And I said, to them, if you speak to her about this again on any level, I will leave this picture. You are never to do that. Reporter: Each time that a celebrity speaks up and says, this issue is important, I am more than my looks, she says something very important about women and girls all over the world. Thompson joins many actresses who have spoken out on the issue of unrealistic expectations in the industry. Just last week Lena Dunham told Ellen no matter her size she is always criticized. I was frustrated because I was like it really was evidence that I was a woman in Hollywood you just can't Wayne. Reporter: But while Thompson is encouraging a serious conversation, she still is doing it with her signature humor. Every time I have to go to Los Angeles I think, oh, god, I'm too fat to go there. They're not sggs to let me in. Hello, you're Emma Thompson. You can't come in, you're too fat. Now, look at you. You're old and you're fat, go home. You got to love Emma Thompson. Then the doctor we spoke to says this conversation should not stop with celebrities. She says it thieds to continue at home with parents of children and she stresses this is important for both boys and girls. Absolutely. Thank you for that, for both genders, thank you, Diane. Absolutely. And when we come back, how

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