Ashley Benson called 'too fat' for Hollywood role

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“Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson says she’s been called “too fat” by Hollywood.

“I was just told I was too fat for a part,” thin Benson tells Ocean Drive magazine.

“I’m a size 2! I cried for 30 minutes, but then you have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder. A lot of people in this industry hear they need to lose weight more times than they should.”

She added, “It does make you stronger, though. Because if you let that affect you. You can’t be in this industry — you’d go crazy.”

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This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six.