Actress Scarlett Johansson has denied losing 14 pounds of weight for her role in the upcoming Iron Man sequel. “I’m a petite person so the idea of my losing weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms and a foot,” said the 24-year-old actress in her latest blog post.
The Matchpoint star criticised the media for irresponsible reporting that could mislead young readers. She feared that these stories could trigger eating disorders in impressionable fans. “I would be mortified to discover that some 15-year-old girl read one of these ‘articles’ and decided she wasn’t going to eat for a couple of weeks so she too could ‘crash diet’ and look like Scarlett Johansson, “ she said.