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Sarah's weight loss in season 6 and 7

SiobanD1981

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Either way, it's really SMG's business how she feels about her weight, and she looked pretty amazing throughout the show.
SMG does seem to like her body thin. I recently started following her in Instagram and she misses her body pre-kids – she still says that wouldn’t change her kids for anything. The problem with famous people is that they might promote an unhealthy body image and BtVS belongs to a time period where extremely skinny women were actively promoted across the board. They were also portraying high school girls, which is particularly problematic if young girls try to imitate their heroes. I think that Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield, Eliza Dushku and Amy Acker are indeed thin but look healthier than SMG and JM in S7.
 

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Sarah's look in Season 4 was the beginning of something that didn't look natural. During the peak of the show it's popularity Sarah felt influenced to work out and get that lean look. The look that today is considered "the thigh gap" which didn't look right on her body. To me, even though she wasn't done maturing, Season 3 was her best look, she was healthy, fit and not emaciated or tired. Season 6-7 she was obviously stressed from the show and it showed.
So disagree. Theres a a picture of SMG from the episode the Prom and she looks so skinny and bony with her head way bigger in proportion to the rest of her ☹ I don't think she was different in S3 from S4 onwards.
Tbh Joss deserves some blame imo , the supposedly feminist icon should maybe have been a bit more Understanding of weight issues. It's noticable on his other shows, he likes girls/women skinny and bony as his actresses, so it seems more than just a coincidence
 

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think that Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield, Eliza Dushku and Amy Acker are indeed thin but look healthier than SMG and JM in S7.
I've never heard Eliza described as thin before, in S7 she has evident curves (more so than her S3/4 self) and stands out from the rest of the female cast because of it.

I would also say that Amy Acker is just naturally skinny; she has the exact same body type on Angel as she did in 'Alias', 'Dollhouse', 'Person Of Interest' and 'The Gifted'. So it wasn't some Joss mandated thing in her case.

After having just started watching Buffy S6 recently I would say that Buffy is still very beautiful.
 

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After having just started watching Buffy S6 recently I would say that Buffy is still very beautiful.
Agree completely! 💙I personally think all the cast women had normal, healthy bodies. I think Faith put it best in S7:




And anyone who thinks SMG was "abnormal" or "unhealthy" in any particular season - S3/ S4/ S5/ S6/ S7, I'll close with this:

;)
 

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Hollywood, where BDD Mental Illness is de rigueur.

Being healthy is not "in" in Hollywood. Starvation is cool. For women, of course. Not for men. Men can be healthy or even hugely fat. Women must diet until their bodies are eating their own hearts to keep going.

I have often wondered if those women's doctors are doing their jobs - informing these women on the dangers of starvation and instructing them to gain some weight.

It is obvious that the management people encourage this dangerous ana/mia insanity. I can only pray that the doctors are at least TRYING to stop it.

SMG was dangerously skinny, but that's Hollywood.
 

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Yes I totally noticed this and agree that the biggest change was probably between 3 and 4. I remember even as a teenage boy feeling a bit concerned about how skinny she had got.
 

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Agree completely! 💙 I personally think all the cast women had normal, healthy bodies. I think Faith put it best in S7:




And anyone who thinks SMG was "abnormal" or "unhealthy" in any particular season - S3/ S4/ S5/ S6/ S7, I'll close with this:

;)
Yep, they're both pretty hot. 😍
 

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I think that SMG is really hot as Buffy and we know that she prefers a thinner frame but I honestly think that there were several times in the show that she did look extremely thin. But if that's her preference, then so be it.
 
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I think I remember seeing somewhere that SMG said she was a little too thin near the end

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I am reminded of how one person "encouraged" his children:



He told his son, "Study hard and this could be you."

He told his daughter, "Study hard or this could be you."

In all seriousness, Sarah started the series at 115 lb and went down to an emaciated 94 lb and would have been forced to go lower except for one thing: her stunt double had to go down in weight by the same amount and it got to the point where she couldn't do the stunts anymore. As for "missing her body pre kids", a lot of women wish they could go back to the time before children but that may be just because it was an earlier time when they didn't have as many signs of aging. For a number of women, the increase in bustline after having children is welcome and motherhood makes them look happier and better if motherhood was what they wanted.
 

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As does happen to many men or women, having the extra money to buy a better quality of food means you can eat less to get the same amount of energy, hence you lose weight without even intending too.
 

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Personally, I enjoy the curvy SMG that we see in season one the most.

She seems more carefree and almost happier as a person in terms of her figure in season one.

In later seasons, she seems almost to be drawn and too skinny, which affects the energy of her performance. She seems less happy as a person.
As I posted Sarah admits she was to thin in S6 and S7 she said it was because of pressure not only on the show but Hollywood generally
And Sarah seemed less happy as a person , yes I think this very blatant in S7, Sarah hated how she and her character was treated in S6
She gave notice she would not be signing on again as soon as she was able to JW early in S7
 

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SMG is naturally small, thin and petite, I wouldn't be too concerned about her weight.

If it were David Boreanez or Amber Benson, I would have been more concerned.
 

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As I posted Sarah admits she was to thin in S6 and S7 she said it was because of pressure not only on the show but Hollywood generally
And Sarah seemed less happy as a person , yes I think this very blatant in S7, Sarah hated how she and her character was treated in S6
She gave notice she would not be signing on again as soon as she was able to JW early in S7
Actually it was Joss quoting at the end of season seven that was partly why she quit too. And you know doing a show that he who shall not be named said was known as Buffy the weekend slayer for seven years.
 

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I agree with those posters who have said that they don't see a significant difference between Sarah's weight in S4 to S6/S7. In episodes like Who Are You it is really noticeable how tiny Sarah is. The scene that always comes to mind is when (as Faith) she is standing in front of the mirror and puts her hands on her hips ("not too bad"). Her waist is so tiny that her hands practically wrap around her entire frame. Another scene that stands out to me is in Family when Buffy is stretching out in the training room. There's a shot of SMG leaning backwards in a yoga pose (it's actually very impressive) and it's rather startling how tiny her frame is. I do think that her face looks more drawn in S7 which could possibly be evidence that she's lost even more weight but it could also just be a sign of her ageing as she still had a softer and fuller face in the earlier seasons.

SMG is beautiful throughout the series and I do think she's naturally a more petite person but she has also openly stated that she had an eating disorder and that it worsened as the series progressed. I would say the most noticeable changes in her frame are;

Between S1 and S2: Sarah is noticeably much slimmer in WSWB than she was throughout S1
Early S3 and Late S3: By the time we get to the Prom Sarah is definitely thinner than in earlier episodes such as Dead Mans Party
S4-S6 and S7: Her face is more drawn in S7.

This isn't meant as a critique of Sarah at all or a judgement on her body. It's meant more as an observation and alongside her own comments about the pressure she felt to be so thin. It's the industry that should be critiqued and the pressure placed on actresses to starve themselves. I still vividly recall a report once from someone who had purchased a bunch of SMG and Ally Hannigan's clothes from the show. They said the pieces were so incredibly tiny they couldn't even imagine how anyone could fit into them (size 000 I think?").
 
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She looks her best in season 2 when she lost baby fat and wore her sexy short skirts but I like her skinny as well. Its all good Buffy was beautiful and SMG is still pretty
 
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People always say this, but I think she looks extremely skinny by S3 already, maybe earlier. It is not always noticeable, but whenever she wears formfitting clothes, you can see that she has no thighs. Look at "Who Are You?" It's a miracle her tiny body can support the weight of her head.

Charisma's body and appearance changed a lot during and after her pregnancy, but it certainly did not make her any less beautiful.

There seems to have been quite a bit of pressure on the actors to stay thin, though David and Nick must have missed the memo. It is a sad aspect to the industry, but it seems to be less bad in more recent shows.
That’s industry for you. Should’ve at least made Boreanaz a little less bulky, he’s so slim yet muscular in the first season. I know he’s getting older and all. I think Spike looked worse in 7 and Angel 5. He was older when he started in season 2 and did a darn good job of keeping the same appearance physically but somewhere in season 7 it’s like he needed Botox or something. It’s just, he looked aged all of a sudden especially on Angel (maybe because they had all that natural light at Wolfram and Hart??). While I would’ve loved more seasons of either idk if Spike would’ve stayed believable unless they did a spell thing.
 
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