“When I ask Bryant whether she felt a level of societal pressure about representing fat women, she’s very definite. 'Of course,' she says. 'When I’m onscreen, I’m representing a fat woman, whether I like it or not, but there’s a freedom in being a fat woman without having to do the labor of talking about fatness all the time. You’re living your life, and then it kind of hits you like a raindrop or something. It’s not an all-day, every-day thing.'”

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