Beyoncé redoes her Austin Powers movie poster because she looked too thin in it.
Beyoncé’s on-set makeup artist Kate Biscoe revealed that the singer-turned-actress criticized the studio’s marketing team for making her look too thin on the promotional poster.
And vehemently suggested that they redo it in a recent interview with Vulture as part of the magazine’s retrospective oral history of the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember.
“When we were shooting, someone brought her a poster that would be promoting the movie. She says, ‘You made me too skinny. It’s not me.’ Then she did this hourglass shape. And he said, ‘Okay, we’ll fix that.'” Biscoe continued, “She walked away to go do the scene, and I looked at him and smiled, like, ‘Is that the first time that you’ve ever had an actress ask to make her body bigger?’ He was like, ‘Yes. It’s going to cost me thousands of dollars, but I am going to do it.” Biscoe, her makeup artist, stated.
The story is hardly shocking because Beyoncé has always been a supporter of curvier bodies.
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Back in 2009, she said during an interview with Self that she feels most secure when she’s not very skinny. Beyoncé admits that any project that feels the need to modify her body is not worth it.
“To me, it’s sexier when it doesn’t look like you go to the gym. If you look like you’ve been spending a lot of time in the gym, then it just looks like you spend a lot of time in the gym. So I never want to get to that point where it’s not natural. I think it’s important to feel like a woman, as well as look like a woman … I’m not one of those people who doesn’t have to work at it. I can’t eat what I want, and I can’t not go to the gym. I feel best when I’m not really thin and not really heavy, like now, when I’m still curvy. I really believe that everyone is supposed to be different, and whatever is a natural weight for you is usually what looks best.” Bey adds.