George Clooney backed Julianna Margulies when she reportedly was told to lose weight while on 'ER'

Elise Solé
Yahoo Lifestyle

George Clooney is reportedly all about supporting women who tell off their bosses for suggesting they lose some weight.

According to Once and Again actress and writer Julia Whelan, who once shared the small screen with Clooney during a brief stint on the television show ER, Clooney has strong feelings about the pressures actresses face to achieve a certain body type.

George Clooney reportedly wants women to love their bodies. (Photo: Getty Images)
George Clooney reportedly wants women to love their bodies. (Photo: Getty Images)

On Friday, Whelan penned a Twitter thread about her experience overhearing an on-set conversation between Clooney and another person, allegedly about co-star Julianna Margulies being asked to lose weight.

Whelan, who did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment, set the scene by describing her interaction with Clooney, which was nothing short of swoonworthy.





George Clooney was just as dreamy in his ER days. (Photo: Getty Images)
George Clooney was just as dreamy in his ER days. (Photo: Getty Images)

Then, she spills details about overhearing Clooney’s conversation.






Julianna Margulies was reportedly asked to lose weight for her role on ER. (Photo: Getty Images)
Julianna Margulies was reportedly asked to lose weight for her role on ER. (Photo: Getty Images)

Whelan said Hollywood beauty standards in the late ’90s were brutal, and added, “There was NO variety of female body types on television.”

And of course, Margulies rocks for reportedly championing body positivity long before it was a buzzword.

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