Sometimes I think about an interview with Julianne Moore that I read some time ago. She was talking about feeding her kids dessert:
My kids have always been allowed to have dessert. My husband thinks I'm too free and easy about that kind of stuff, but my kids will throw out a half-eaten ice cream cone if they've had enough, which I've never in my life been able to do.
I keep thinking about that, because of another (refreshingly honest) thing she said, in a different interview:
I'm hungry all the time. I think I'm a slender person, but the industry apparently doesn't. All actresses are hungry all the time, I think.
I can’t help but wonder: is there a connection between having to be hungry all the time, and feeling that half an ice cream cone is never enough?*
Is there a connection between a focus on weight, and a pre-occupation with ice cream?
I can’t know for Julianne, but for me, there definitely was.
What about you?
* For the record, many of us can choose to only eat half the ice cream cone — or eat no ice cream at all! — while still being preoccupied with it. I know that I was, for a long time!