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    Beyoncé Told The "Austin Powers In Goldmember" Marketing Team That They Made Her Look Too Skinny On The Poster

    "You made me too skinny. It's not me."

    Beyoncé has had a legendary career. There's so much she's done that it's hard to keep track at this point.

    beyonce accepting an award

    Like, remember when she starred in Austin Powers in Goldmember as Foxxy Cleopatra? That was literally 20 years ago.

    close up of beyonce in a newsboy cap for the movie

    Vulture recently did an oral history surrounding her appearance in the film, and one of the major revelations involved how Beyoncé was marketed in the film.

    beyonce holding a hair pick and mirror

    According to makeup artist Kate Biscoe, Beyoncé had an issue with how the film's marketing department altered her appearance on the poster.

    movie poster with beyonce in the front holding a gun pointing down

    “When we were shooting, someone brought her a poster that would be promoting the movie,” she said. “He showed it to her, like, ‘Do you like it?’ And she was kind of like, ‘Yeah.’"

    beyonce performing on stage in the movie

    "He goes, ‘What’s the matter?’ And she says, ‘You made me too skinny. It’s not me.’ Then she did this hourglass shape. And he said, ‘Okay, we’ll fix that.’”

    beyonce in the movie holding a small gun

    Biscoe added that, after Beyoncé walked away to resume filming, she asked the person with the poster, "‘Is that the first time that you’ve ever had an actress ask to make her body bigger?’"


    "He was like, ‘Yes. It’s going to cost me thousands of dollars, but I am going to do it.’”

    beyonce in a crop top and skirt outfit

    Read the entire oral history here.