Ashley Greene on Hollywood's Pressures to Look Good: I've Been Told I'm "Too Skinny or Too Fat or Too Muscular"

Actress opens up to Health magazine

By Francesca Bacardi Jun 16, 2015 6:27 PMTags
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The pressure female celebs in Hollywood are constantly under to look their best at all times has always been an issue, and even though Ashley Greene looks phenomenal, she has been victim of body shaming in the past.

The Twilight star covers Health magazine's July/August issue and opens up about how she has learned to focus more on her acting abilities than how good she looks in a bikini—although she has an incredible swimsuit body!

"Yeah, there's always going to be pressure [in Hollywood]," she says. "Anyone who doesn't feel pressure is a really good liar. You're always going to be too skinny or too fat or too muscular, and I've gotten every single one of those."

What?! Greene is in top-notch shape thanks to her intense workouts with a trainer and just general passion for fitness, so how she could be called "too fat" seems a little wild! But she has realized that you just have to shake it off.

"Yeah, and listen, everyone has a different perception of what they think perfect is, and you're never gonna be able to please everyone," she explains. "It's so tough, but once you come to terms with that, it's a little easier to deal with."

With the success of the Twilight franchise, which has given her a platform to explore more acting opportunities, Greene says she just lets other people's opinions roll off her back. "When I started and got Twilight, I think I was 20, and I was more impressionable. Now I'm 28, and if people are unhappy with the way I look, then they can be unhappy," she says.

"But I feel strong and healthy and happy. Some people, like Gisele Bündchen, have crazy genes, and that's just what she looks like. But most of us are not 5'11" and don't look like that naturally."

Although she has learned to love the way she looks over the years, there was a time when she was susceptible to fad diets.

"I lasted a day on that cayenne pepper diet. It gave me a headache and I was really grumpy," she confessed. "It was like, 'This cannot be healthy.' I've done juicing and then quickly realized that I couldn't just do juices if I was gonna continue to work out the way I do. Right now, I feel the strongest I've ever been."

Now she's all about the phrase, "everything in moderation," especially when it comes to her favorite snack: Cheez-Its!

"At the end of the day, you have to allow yourself those things, as long as they're not a staple," she says. "You don't want to be the girl who's looking at the back label of everything!"