Actress Jamie Lee Curtis tells More magazine that it was a struggle for her to grow up with a beautiful (and body-conscious) mother, actress Janet Leigh. This fall, Jamie Lee plans to release a book about her experience, called My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story.
“I think the most complicated relationship my mother had, both loving and often cruel, was with her own body,” Jamie Lee writes in More.
“I vowed to not be like my mother and yet found myself so very much the same.”
“By acknowledging my own changing body, I rebelled against my mother’s fear of it,” she writes.
Here’s what Jamie Lee has to say about body image today:
“Our dissatisfaction with what we look like has reached epidemic proportions. Just look around you: People don’t look right. Lips, eyes, hair, weaves, implants. It is a freak show being fed by the business it generates, a modern-day Surgical Industrial Complex.”
What do you think of Jamie Lee’s mother-daughter experience and her take on body image?