Along with Rachel Weisz and Kate Winslet, Thompson has voiced her bafflement at Hollywood's desire to look perfect at every age. "I'm not fiddling about with myself," Thompson, 53, told the Telegraph last year. "We're in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60."
She's also fought against the pressure to be thin. When she was filming 2008's "Brideshead Revisited," Thompson said the producers asked 25-year-old actress Hayley Atwell, who was playing Julia Flyte, to lose weight. "I went absolutely ballistic," Thompson told More magazine. "She didn't need to lose weight, and it upset her deeply. It was an evil thing to do." Thompson threatened to quit and the producers backed down.