Rachel Bloom’s weight gain she had during the time she was playing Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was not much talked about then even when she had complained of putting on 13 pounds on several talk shows. People have only recently started to notice she had a less represented but more common body type in the show. Fans appreciated how Rachel Bloom’s weight gain was written to fit in the show.
Rachel Bloom is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer who is best known for co-creating and starring as Rebecca Bunch in The CW musical comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. For her performance on the show, she has received numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a TCA Award, a Critics’ Choice Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.
Bloom first came into prominence when she started to be known for her YouTube comedy music videos, including the Hugo Award-nominated video Fu*k Me, Ray Bradbury. She has also made several appearances in films, including Most Likely to Murder, The Angry Birds Movie 2, and Trolls World Tour.
She recently made the news when she was cast in Season 2 of Julia. As soon as she hit the news, people begin to remember her as Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and discuss her weight gain and body she had during the show. Fans, looking back on those days, were glad that Rebecca Bunch was not the typical thin romantic interest and had a relatable body size. Let’s learn more about her relatable body size and Rachel Bloom’s weight gain during the show!
Rachel Bloom’s Weight Gain: The Actress Had Less Represented Body Type Deemed to be Fat!
Rachel Bloom (@racheldoesstuff) had a weight gain of 13 pounds shortly after she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series for her performance in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2016. She even complained about it on talk shows later on.
However, Rachel Bloom and her weight gain and the body she had when she was playing Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was not something that interested the public at the time the show was airing but it has recently become a subject of discussion among the fans after they started thinking back to those days when Bloom made the news for her another project.
It is just now that the fans of the show have started to realize that Rebecca Bunch from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend never fit the bill of the conventional stereotypical slim romantic interest and would be deemed quite ‘fat’ by the rigid and ridiculous beauty standards of these days. They were glad to realize that she had a very relatable body and her weight gain never came in the way of her playing the main lead in the show. Granted, she was the one who created the show but still, the producers always seemed to demand only thin actresses for the show.
People became finally aware of how Rachel Bloom’s body was legit so rare in the media because she was not super, effortlessly slim but she was nowhere near being in the realm of fat/plus size either. She was the most common body type that people don’t see much of on television these days. So, they were happy to see the representation of such body type with her weight gain even if it was in the past.
It was highly suspected that Rachel Bloom made it despite ‘looking like a skinny girl who had too much weight gain’ (she was never truly fat but she was never skinny either) who would not normally make the cut, not for the main lead of the show anyway, because of her talent as she herself was the one who created the show. Fans believed that was why she wasn’t forced into skeleton-hood.
However, Rachel Bloom has never made any mention of having any difficulties being cast on the show because of her weight gain. So, maybe things were not so bad then? Or it could be that she really was an exception because of her talent?
Either way, a lot of fans recently showed appreciation for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for making them feel better about their body because Rebecca Bunch was a similar body type to them. They felt that it was refreshing and wonderful to see her both coping with the insecurities that came with her kind of weight gain while simultaneously being a sought-after romantic interest for the male leads.
They also loved how Rachel Bloom’s weight gain or body was not the main focus of the show as it usually tends to happen with the people who are deemed fat as per the super skinny trends that have been going on for quite some time. It felt nice to see that she was not supermodel sized but it wasn’t constantly addressed because it was just a small and not very important part of their lives.
Fans also noticed that besides being the lesser represented but more common body type, Rachel Bloom also had a weight gain of 13 pounds during the show but it was written to fit into the show.
Speaking about her journey to find herself fashion-wise with her body type, the actress said,
There had been efforts to minimize my bust and not showcase my curves to fit a more acceptable, ‘high-fashion’ look. [It] felt like truly embracing who I was: a curvy girl who wanted to feel like a princess.
Rachel Bloom also opened up about her complicated relationship with her DD breasts and revealed that she had decided to undergo breast reduction surgery.