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Jamie Lee Curtis Shows Off Her Real Body In New Film: 'I've Been Sucking My Stomach In Since I Was 11'

Jamie Lee Curtis Shows Off Her Real Body In New Film: 'I've Been Sucking My Stomach In Since I Was 11'
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In an inspiring pursuit to being authentic, Jamie Lee Curtis revealed how her body really looks in an Instagram post to promote her new film, Everything Everywhere All At Once.

"I'm proud to introduce you to Deirdre Beaubeirdra," the actress said of her new character who is an IRS auditor.

Curtis then went on to admonish the "billion-dollar, trillion-dollar industry" that endeavors to obscure imperfections and people's sense of individuality–including through the use of "Concealers. Body-shapers. Fillers. Procedures. Clothing. Hair accessories. Hair products. Everything to conceal the reality of who we are."

In her new sci-fi adventure film, Curtis endeavored to have everyone on set embrace body positivity.

"And my instruction to everybody was: I want there to be no concealing of anything."

For her, the result was dispensing with body prosthetics to reveal an unhidden version of herself–relaxed belly and all–to portray the downtrodden character.

The original scream queen from the Halloween movie franchise said she's been "sucking my stomach in since I was 11, when you start being conscious of boys and bodies, and the jeans are super tight."

She continued, saying that she "very specifically decided to relinquish and release every muscle I had that I used to clench to hide the reality. That was my goal."

"I have never felt more free creatively and physically."


Fans were here for it.

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But her relaxed state wasn't the only thing fans noticed in the picture.

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"I have never felt more free creatively and physically I can't wait for everybody to see the BRILLIANCE of Ms.Yeoh and @kehuyquan @stephaniehsuofficial @martialclubofficial @andyle_official @dunkwun," she wrote of her co-stars, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu.

The film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert–which is slated for a U.S. release on March 25–also stars Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., and James Hong.

Kwan confirmed with Entertainment Weekly that Curtis was not wearing a prosthetic stomach for the role.

"Everyone assumes that her belly in the movie is a prosthetic, but it's actually her real belly. She was grateful that she was allowed to just let it out," said Kwan.

Here is a trailer for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Everything Everywhere All At Once | Official Trailer HD | A24 youtu.be