Ew: A Producer Sent Sarah Jessica Parker a Treadmill Because He Was Concerned About Her Weight

He did what now?

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Before Sarah Jessica Parker was a Golden Globe-having, subway-riding shoe designer (opens in new tab), she was just another ingénue struggling to get to the Jennifer Lawrence tipping point (opens in new tab) in her career where she would no longer have to adhere to Hollywood's standard of extreme thinness.

In an interview with Sirius XM (via Time (opens in new tab)), the executive producer and star of (opens in new tab)Divorce (opens in new tab) reveals that for one movie, she had some unwanted help staying in shape.

"I was about to do Honeymoon In Vegas, and before that, I was off to do another movie in Iowa," said Parker, who was then 27. "The producer of Honeymoon In Vegas was very concerned about me being fit for [the bikini scene in] Honeymoon In Vegas. So they sent a treadmill to Iowa."

This is an insult to both SJP and Iowa, because I am sure they have their own treadmills there, but no matter—by bringing up this incident, she's adding to the case file on the industry's sexism (opens in new tab) *and* getting the last laugh. 

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.