Jack Whitehall announced that he was given “severe” comments about his body by his agent after he undressed for an upcoming film role.
The 33-year-old actor told the Manatomy audio files: “I’m very willing to get naked just to be laughed at, and to make myself look pretty vulgar. I am not ashamed of my body. It’s funny to push yourself in the dirt and humiliate yourself to be laughed at.”
He added: “I was watching the first cut of a movie I did this year, and there was a scene where I was stripped of my clothes and had my clothes ripped off.
“My agent said, ‘The movie is great – but you really have to hit the gym. To be a really successful actor in this town, you have to hit the gym. ‘”
Whitehall continued: “He was gritting his teeth watching and thinking, ‘Oh my God, why does my client look like that? Why wasn’t he shyly willing to present that body to the world? ‘
“It didn’t come to my mind. I looked at my pale, fluttering body and thought, “Yeah, that’s funny.”
Comic, who is was recently interviewed in The Independent, the next can be seen in the romantic comedy Silent retreat and sci-fi movies Robots.
The Manatomy podcast, hosted by Danny Wallace and Phil Hilton, invites male celebrities to speak honestly about their bodies.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jack-whitehall-body-weight-agent-b1997022.html Jack Whitehall says he’s ‘not ashamed’ of his body after his agent told him ‘sternly’ about going to the gym