Date: 23rd September 2004

Morton too fat for lead role

British actress Samantha Morton has criticised a Hollywood studio for blocking her part in a film claiming she is too fat.

The 27-year-old, who is a size 8-10, was cast in the lead role of the epic The Brothers Grimm, produced by Miramax.

She told The Sun: "Director Terry Gilliam wanted me, and the actors wanted me, but there was a complication with the studio over money and over my weight.

I think I'm a healthy size, I'm an 8-10. I'm not going to go down the road of having my teeth done, my boobs done."

A Miramax spokeswoman denied Morton's claim, saying: "
It is not true. Clearly, they are looking for the best person for the role."

Source: Press Release



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