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Glee star Amber Riley, who plays the confident Mercedes on the Fox hit, broke down in tears as she admitted her struggles with her body image as a Hollywood actress.

In an honest and moving interview for the MTV series This Is How I Made It, the actress, who is currently making her Broadway debut in Cotton Club Parade revealed how the pressure to be thin has taken its toll.

The 26-year-old, size 16, actress said: 'Hollywood is a very hard place to be in. It really is. Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there's not a lot of roles for us.

'After I did St Sass, I kept on auditioning. I was being offered the girl who sits in the corner and eats all day, the girl who committed suicide because she was fat,' she continued.

'I never wanted to play a character that hated herself. I wanted people to know that those aren't the only roles for people like me, normal girls.'

It took 14 years of battling with her body image for Miss Riley to finally get her dream yes.

'Going to the auditions and having the casting director say you need to loose a little weight, I didn't understand why people couldn't accept me for who I was. And the rejection started wearing on my self-esteem,' she said.

'I'm not going to conform, and hurt myself, and do something crazy to be a size 2,' she explained.

'My parents always instilled knowing that your beautiful, that your fearfully and wonderfully made, and that you know who you are.'

Even so, the slightly-unsure-of-herself five-foot-two-inch star went through multiple weight fluctuations while growing up in La Mirada, California.

Ultimately, however, she said: 'I'm a healthy person. have great friends around me that are positive.

'That's the key to life, is make your own path, set your own rules. There is no set rule, no set look, no set anything, you make your own rules in life, and your own decisions.'

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She's a size 16?

Oh she's 5'2.


I hate when ppl say they don't want to be a size two.
You don't have to be a size two Riley but getting off some off that weight would work wonders.

She has the means .
I like her though, the few times I've watched Glee

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I love her!
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How tall is she?
Nvm.

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82% Black American women are overweight or obese


SMH @ those roles they offered her but she could stand to lose a few pounds and be a role model for the masses
That statistic is just sad

However, it's not like should would get better roles even if she did lose weight. I'm glad she has tough skin though, she knew what Hollywood was before she entered it
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Lol yeah I was about to say, even if she lost weight it's not like there are roles raining down.
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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:


SMH @ those roles they offered her but she could stand to lose a few pounds and be a role model for the masses


Her losing weight will somehow inspire millions of women to do so as well? Monique lost weight and women are still fat. 
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Monique is older


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There are still fat older women. 
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