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Interesting article posted today on Entertainment Weekly's website from Jennifer Love Hewitt's interview with Vulture:

Jennifer Love Hewitt says Britney Spears doc helped her see media's 'gross' fixation with her own body

Actress says Framing Britney Spears made her realize the media had an inappropriate fixation on her body when Heartbreakers was released 20 years ago.

Jennifer Love Hewitt says Britney Spears helped her come to terms with the media's obsession with ***ualizing her body at the height of her own career.

In a conversation with Vulture celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Heartbreakers, the cult comedy that also stars Sigourney Weaver, Hewitt responded to a question about the way the press fixated on ***ualizing her body during the project's promotional cycle. In doing so, she revealed that the way Hulu's recent Framing Britney Spears documentary re-evaluated coverage of Spears' mental breakdown through a contemporary lens allowed her to see her own public image in a different light as well.

"At the time that I was going through it, and interviewers were asking what now would be incredibly inappropriate, gross things, it didn't feel that way. I mean, I was in barely any clothing the whole movie. For some reason, in my brain, I was able to just go, 'Okay, well, I guess they wouldn't be asking if it was inappropriate,'" Hewitt, who was 22 at the time of Heartbreakers' release, told the publication. "But now, as a 42-year-old woman with a daughter, I definitely look back on it and go, 'Ew.'"

 

Hewitt felt the tone shift after she wore a low-cut top throughout the 1997 slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer. She says she had to endure countless questions about her breasts in press junkets for the film and its 1998 sequel — one of which she attended in a t-shirt that read "Silicone Free" as a reference to her annoyance.

"With Heartbreakers, that was a big part of it. I was disappointed that it was all about body stuff, because I had really worked hard in that movie to do a good job as an actress. So I remember one specific moment wishing that the acting had overshadowed all that — that for five minutes, they had said I was really great in the movie versus made a body comment," she remembered. "Now that I'm older, I think, 'Gosh, I wish that I had known how inappropriate that was so I could have defended myself somehow or just not answered those questions.' I laughed it off a lot of the time, and I wish maybe I hadn't."

Upon its release in February, Framing Britney Spears — inspired by the #FreeBritney movement protesting the pop star's ongoing conservatorship under her father, Jamie Spears, who controls her estate — reignited a global conversation on the way the media treated female celebrities throughout the '90s and early '00s.

In the wake of The New York Times Presents' documentary, stars like Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson have also spoken up about the grueling scrutiny they faced from the media, with the former particularly referencing ***ist treatment from both Sarah Silverman (who later apologized) and David Letterman.

Amid the resurgence of the #FreeBritney movement, Spears has also attempted to remove her father as her conservator. In a recent legal filing obtained by People, the 39-year-old "requested the resignation" of her father as her permanent conservator in the hopes that her current, temporary conservator Jodi Montgomery — who took over when Jamie stepped down in September 2019 due to "personal health reasons" — may take over.

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Interesting article posted today on Entertainment Weekly's website from Jennifer Love Hewitt's interview with Vulture: Jennifer Love Hewitt says Britney Spears doc helped her see media's 'gross'

IKWYDLS and Heartbreakers are great. Feels like they only came out a few years back. Time flies 

Jennifer Love Hewit has to be one of the most beautiful women in a sweet **** way of all time. 

IKWYDLS and Heartbreakers are great. Feels like they only came out a few years back. Time flies :tiffsniffle_ny_miss_new_york_crying_sobbing_sad_tears:

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Jennifer has always paid her respects to Britney. You can actually see her speechless reaction to Britney’s teen choice awards performance. She is also a very talented singer. 

 

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1 hour ago, PZHSB said:

Jennifer has always paid her respects to Britney. You can actually see her speechless reaction to Britney’s teen choice awards performance. She is also a very talented singer. 

 

She was always a humble and open-minded woman, I'm glad she likes Britney. I watched this vid and she's quite good. And then a video popped up from an episode of The client list, where Jennifer sings Something to Talk About! Actually it's a little similar to Brit's performance, maybe Britney drew her inspiration from this series? 

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44 minutes ago, I'mNotTheAverageLady said:

She was always a humble and open-minded woman, I'm glad she likes Britney. I watched this vid and she's quite good. And then a video popped up from an episode of The client list, where Jennifer sings Something to Talk About! Actually it's a little similar to Brit's performance, maybe Britney drew her inspiration from this series? 

I’d like to think so! I wish Jennifer’s singing career would’ve taken off. I think she’s so talented and just so humble. 

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2 hours ago, VCTR said:

I streamed Bare Naked and now I have clear skin. 

 

1 hour ago, PZHSB said:

Can I Go Now is my jam

You, Stand in your way, First Time, Me and Bobby McGee are all bops :groovin_dance_clap_alien_monster_party_costume_Halloween_spooky_scary:

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5 minutes ago, HIM said:

 

You, Stand in your way, First Time, Me and Bobby McGee are all bops :groovin_dance_clap_alien_monster_party_costume_Halloween_spooky_scary:

I didn’t know there was a client list soundtrack and it has something to talk about and other covers omg 

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5 minutes ago, PZHSB said:

I didn’t know there was a client list soundtrack and it has something to talk about and other covers omg 

Cause I’m a woman! W O M A N                
let me say it again!!!! Woooooman !! :goat_monster_devil_dance_dancing_makeup_brush:

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