Ginnifer Goodwin is the Fairest of Them All

Hollywood has a lot of "Big Love” for this actress. After roles in such popular movies as “Walk the Line” and “He’s Just Not That Into You,” Goodwin's back with another TV hit, ABC's “Once Upon a Time"

by Ilyssa Panitz • More.com Celebrity Reporter
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Photograph: Michael Simon

More: Motherhood, huh? This is something you think about?
GG: Absolutely. Going through life without children is not an option for me!

More: Because you have a pattern of picking real winners in terms of the jobs you take, do you set the bar higher for the next gig?
GG: Always. I need to always grow as an actor.

More: You have been a big supporter of Weight Watchers and are also a fan of diet and exercise. Having said that, what’s your view on body image?
GG: I think we have a really, really terrible perspective in terms of women’s bodies. I think the focus on skinniness is horrifying, yet the problems with obesity are greater than they have been in years past. In my industry I am surrounded by girls who are on the extremely thin side.

More: Does that bother you?
GG: For me, I try to find an easy way to live that prioritizes health and being fit.

More: Given the level of your success, do you feel the pressure to be thin?  
GG: I put pressure on myself. The other pressure I feel is from the media and the fashion industry.

More: Why?
GG: Because I am expected to participate in a ton of publicity for the projects I am involved with and in doing so I am expected to be able to fit into skinny pre-adolescent girls' clothes. As a 35-year-old woman, that thought can become discombobulating and troubling. I put the pressure on myself to stay small because I feel the need to satisfy an external expectation.     
Once Upon a Time airs on ABC on Sunday nights at 8 pm ET.

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