It is true that a gentleman should never ask a woman about her weight. But that was not my question.
It is a comment on the knee-jerk political correctness of our time that no one would be shocked if you asked Robert De Niro about the weight gain required for his role in ‘Raging Bull’ but you get booed — not by many, but by a vocal few — for asking Michelle Pfeiffer about the physical two-dimensionality required for her to play a cocaine freak in 'Scarface.'
That being said, Vulturereports that Pfeiffer was only asked one other question in the entire conversation about her role, whereas Pacino, DePalma and Bauer were never asked about their weight.
Footage of the question and Pfeiffer's response has since gone viral on Twitter and it sparked a conversation about the sexist question and why men feel the need to ask these sort of questions.