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Ashley Benson Says People Want Her To Be 'Skin And Bones' For Certain Roles

The actress is a size 2.

In the March issue of Health magazine, Ashley Benson opens up about the sick pressure she and countless other actresses face to be thin in Hollywood. 

"It's come up a few times in the last few years, like, 'You're too fat for this,'" Benson said. "And I'm just sitting here like, 'Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?' But I feel good. I don't want to lose 20 pounds, because I don't need to." 

Benson, who admitted that she would trade bodies with Jenna Dewan-Tatum if she could, expressed her disappointment at how much being a certain size matters in her industry. 

"I get told all the time to lose weight. I got that a month ago. It's just weird," the 26-year-old said. "With my stuff recently, it's been, 'You have to be skin and bones or you're not getting it.' There was a point where it was getting to where a size 2 was great. I'm a size 2, but I think that a size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy." 

Actress Ashley Benson arrives at the 2016 People's Choice Awards on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Ashley Benson arrives at the 2016 People's Choice Awards on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

In January 2016, Benson told Ocean Drive magazine that she "cried for 30 minutes" after being told she was too fat for a role, but said that hearing it made her stronger. 

"... You have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder," the actress explained, saying you'd go "crazy" if you took the comments to heart. 

One thing's for sure -- Benson needs to keep blocking out the haters. 

To read more of Benson's interview with Health magazine head here or look for the issue when it hits newsstands Feb. 12. 

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