Actress Samira Wiley Said She Was Body Shamed During A Photoshoot
Someone told the actress they could "fix that in post."
February 10, 2022 at 10:12 pm
Actress Samira Wiley revealed that she was body-shamed during a photoshoot while she was on set dressed in an outfit that showed her midriff.
The actress, who is spreading body positivity and gratitude, said she walked out on set wearing a slightly revealing shirt when someone told her, "Oh, don't worry. We can fix that in post," People reports.
She shared that the incident "really affected" her, but said the comment didn't place her in a "horrible mood." She acknowledged the impact body shaming has on "young girls."
Wiley, known for her role in Orange Is the new Black, was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 12 years old. She said that she sought help, and at the time weighed less than 100 pounds.
"I was in denial and I didn't really take care of myself," Wiley said, according to People. "And then I just got the idea that I now only got one [body]. and I feel like it's done so much for me, and I want to be able to take care of it as well."
"I finally took the leap of faith to go see a doctor. And that really changed my life. I was able to really come to terms with the damage that I was doing to my body. … I decided to make a change then. Sometimes I go back to the doctor and I'll see the picture that they took the first day that I walked in there, versus how I look now. It just looks like a completely different person," she continued.