‘I feel fat and old in California’, says Rosario Dawson

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 17:02 PM IST

Sydney: Rosario Dawson has revealed that when she is in her native New York she feels ‘young’, but when she is in California she feels ‘fat and old’.

The 31-year-old actress also said that when she is in Hollywood she is stunned by the amount of times she is asked to lose weight.

"I`m on the East Coast a lot and I feel uber skinny and super young. I come to California and I feel fat and old. I`m 31, I`m starting to get old. I``m not emaciated. The amount of times I`ve been told to lose weight is unbelievable, I kid you not," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted her as saying.

The ‘Sin City’ star - who was discovered by director and producer Harmony Korine at the age of 15 - is even reprimanded by her manager for swamping her figure under loose clothes, as casting directors need to know "if she`s slim".

Rosario, who regularly features in polls to determine the world`s sexiest women, added to Total Film magazine: "I tell them - it`s just the boobs! I would get told by my manager, `Rosario, you went into your audition with sweats today. If you want to wear a sweater, just make sure it`s tight.`` Because the casting directors would call her and say, `She`s great but the casting director needs to know if she`s slim.``”

"I`m like, ``Dude, have you seen the photos I`ve done? You know what I look like,’” she added.