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."
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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