Alex Kingston

  1. Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2000.     At least she was British (but not lumpy/dumpy) unlike such diarist ideas as the Arquette sisters, Julie Benz, Selma Blair, Nicollette Sheridan, etc.
  2. Felicity Huffman,  Desperate Housewives, TV, 2004-2008.     BBC-TV’s sexy Moll Flanders, 1996,was too big for a sexy housefrau!…!  “I didn’t get the part,” reported Alex, “ and I know why. Irrespective of acting ability, I’m just way too big.The women are all size two and go perfectly together. But to me, they didn’t look like desperate housewives… but desperate glamour models. It drives me crazy; it’s encouraging women to feel guilty about not looking like that.” Alex had cheerfully auditioned for the show – while Huffmanrefused. Until her agents persuaded her. Then, creator Marc Cherry gladly gave her the role of Lynette.



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