It’s no secret Sam Smith has gone through quite the body transformation since the beginning of his career.
During an interview with his friend and fan Sarah Jessica Parker (casual) for V Magazine, the 25-year-old musician opened up about his habit of obsessing over his body and his weight — especially when he first entered the spotlight after the success of his first album.
When SJP asked the Pray singer about how comfortable he feels on camera today versus two years ago, Sam answered:
“It’s completely different. I think that’s come with me losing weight. When I was shooting my first music videos, I just wasn’t happy with the way I looked, so I was trying to control the way the camera moved. I got a bit obsessive. I was constantly looking in the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every day. Now, I’ve gotten to a place where I really love my stretch marks and I just enjoy my body.”
He went on:
“My job is very self-indulgent: I have to listen to my voice daily, I make decisions on what tour posters or album covers look like, I look at my face while sitting in the makeup chair. I get kind of sick of myself, so I trust my team. But my body image is always going to be an issue. I need to constantly train myself to watch the right sort of films, to not look at certain ads and think that’s how my stomach should look. It’s something that I’m fighting every day. I think men should talk about it more.”
Agreed! Thank you for creating the dialogue!
You can catch the rest of the vulnerable conversation HERE!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]