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Actress Samantha Morton told she's too fat

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Miramax studio officials reportedly told British actress Samantha Morton she's too fat to star in a new film about the Brothers Grimm.

"Director Terry Gilliam wanted me, and the actors wanted me, but there was a complication with the studio over money and over my weight," Morton said in Britain's Sun Thursday.

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Morton had been cast in the lead role of Miramax's "The Brothers Grimm."

The 27-year-old actress, who weighs 126 pounds, said her weight has never before been an issue.

"I think I'm a healthy size, I'm an 8-10. I'm not going to go down the road of having my teeth done, my boobs done," she said.

A unidentified Miramax spokeswoman denied Morton's assertion.

"It is not true. Clearly, they are looking for the best person for the role," the spokeswoman said.

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