Jennifer Love Hewitt recalls ‘gross’ questions about her body when she was young actress
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt in a new interview recalls the “gross” questions she received from the press about her body at the start of her career.
Hewitt in a recent interview with Vulture said that after viewing the recent documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” which follows Spears’s life amid a court-sanctioned conservatorship and touches on her treatment by fellow celebrities and media outlets, she reflected on her own experience with interviewers.
She explained that at the time, she didn’t register the inappropriate questions as a problem.
“At the time that I was going through it, and interviewers were asking what now would be incredibly inappropriate, gross things, it didn’t feel that way,” she told the outlet. “For some reason, in my brain, I was able to just go, ‘Okay, well, I guess they wouldn’t be asking if it was inappropriate.'”
She said that now that she has a daughter of her own, she has realized that questions about her body were not OK.
“As a 42-year-old woman with a daughter, I definitely look back on it and go, ‘Ew,'” she said, noting that the comments about her body started soon after she filmed the 1997 slasher movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
“At a press junket for ‘I Know’ or ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,’ I remember purposely wearing a T-shirt that said ‘Silicone Free’ on it because I was so annoyed, and I knew something about boobs was gonna be the first question,” she continued. “I was really tired of that conversation.”
Hewitt told Vulture that she also sympathized with what Spears endured with the media.
“When I watched that Britney Spears documentary, it hurt my heart a little bit, because I remember in hindsight having that feeling,” she said. “I’m really grateful that we’re in a time where, hopefully, that narrative is going to change for young girls who are coming up now, and they won’t have to have those conversations.”
The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.