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.
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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