Actress Nikki Blonsky doesn't mind being typecast as the cute plus-sized character.
“I’ve recently had an experience where I’ve been given a complete ray of light, and I have a film coming out called Waiting for Forever,” she said.
“It’s coming out February 2nd. When I auditioned for it, it was a role written for a young married mom, and I auditioned for it and they gave it to me. It wasn’t a role written for a plus sized girl. I was like wow! I got a role that wasn’t for a plus sized girl.
“These men who directed and produced the film gave me that hope. For a while I was like will I always be the cute sidekick? But these men showed me that I can do whatever I want in film. It’s up to the studios, the people, and the directors.
“If there was a movie that I had to lose 80 lbs to do, I would absolutely lose those 80 lbs but that’s just because I love my job. I love what I do. I think it’s up to me and it’s up to everybody else out there in Hollywood to not be afraid of hiring plus-sized girls, we don’t bite. I can do everything skinny girls can do, trust me.
“I honestly think Hollywood is getting real. They’re saying ‘hey this is what a lot of America looks like,’ a lot of America doesn’t wear a size 2.
“I think the studios and the media are starting to realize that overweight people want something they can relate to, so let’s give it to them. I think that Mike and Molly is great.”