I actually cannot think about anybody ever pondering Winona Ryder is just too ugly for a job, however right here we’re.
Winona Ryder not too long ago talked about being informed she wasn’t engaging sufficient to be a star within the ’80s. Specifically, she’s talked about prior to now that at a selected ’80s audition a casting director stopped her mid-sentence and informed her, “You shouldn’t be an actress. You aren’t fairly sufficient. It’s best to return to wherever you got here from and you need to go to high school. You don’t have it.”
Winona’s Stranger Issues costar and onscreen love curiosity, David Harbour, has additionally mentioned not being deemed engaging sufficient for roles. When he had a bit half in Brokeback Mountain, he says that director Ang Lee informed him he wanted to look extra good-looking throughout a take.
Jessica Alba was equally informed she wanted to “be prettier” and “cry fairly” throughout her character’s dying scene in Implausible 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Emmy Rossum virtually did not get to star as Fiona in Shameless as a result of producers felt she wasn’t able to not being fairly. “They did not wish to see me; they would not even [let me] audition,” she mentioned. “They thought my picture was too glamorous, that I could not not be fairly.”
Equally, Jennifer Lawrence was initially turned down for her function in Winter’s Bone as a result of she was “too fairly” — she needed to show to them she was “not cute.”
Final month, Emma Thompson says she was deemed “not fairly sufficient” by male executives to do nude scenes, which misplaced her roles. “I’ve additionally by no means conformed to the form or look of somebody they could wish to see bare.”
4 Weddings and a Funeral author Richard Curtis did not need Hugh Grant to star within the movie as a result of he was too good-looking.
And Andrew Garfield misplaced out on the function of Prince Caspian within the Chronicles of Narnia sequence as a result of he “wasn’t good-looking sufficient.”
Mindy Kaling wasn’t thought-about fairly sufficient to play herself in an unnamed sketch present early in her profession. The community (which is not on the air, based on Kaling) supplied her the present, however then had her audition for the a part of herself, and rejected her.
Alison Brie claims that her previous taking part in polished and “cute” roles virtually prevented her from being solid because the much less conventionally engaging Ruth in Glow.
Benedict Cumberbatch was initially deemed “not horny sufficient” to play Sherlock in Sherlock by BBC execs.
BBC execs reportedly thought the identical of David Tennant as Casanova in Casanova, and wished Moffat to solid somebody sexier.
In line with Kate Beckinsale, director Michael Bay did not assume she was engaging sufficient for her function in Pearl Harbor as a result of she “wasn’t blonde and [her] boobs weren’t larger than [her] head.”
Director Joe Wright initially did not need Keira Knightley to star in his movie Satisfaction and Prejudice due to her attractiveness.
After being recast following the pilot for Stumptown, actor Mark Webber went on social media to speak about how he was allegedly fired for not being engaging sufficient.
Minnie Driver virtually did not star in Good Will Looking as a result of the producer did not assume she was “scorching sufficient.”
In line with composer Anne Dudley, Poldark govt producer Damien Timmer was fearful girls would not discover star Aidan Turner engaging.
After being named Esquire’s “sexiest lady alive” in 2005, Jessica Biel mentioned she struggled to get work and was informed by a director, “I’m not searching for the sexiest lady; I’m searching for the lady subsequent door.”
And at last, Melissa De Sousa was thought-about “too fairly” to play a “down-on-her-luck stripper” in Hustle & Stream.
Which of those was probably the most surprising? Received every other examples of actors being informed they had been too engaging or not engaging sufficient? Tell us within the feedback!