Obscure, out-of-work actress Charlize Theron bitched to British GQ that there just aren’t enough jobs out there for “gorgeous” actresses.
“Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story,” she says in the magazine’s May issue. “How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f–king, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
Poor dear. The Oscar-winning actress, who is the long-time face of Dior, and (according to IMDB) has six movies currently in production, says:
“We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accepted it. We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership. It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men…It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”
Internet reaction has been predictably unsympathetic, ranging from the snary “idk lena dunham seems well off,” and “Somebody start a charity!” to this more thoughtful exchange
“Bet its harder being ugly in the industry being typecasted as the ugly. I’d rather be a glamazon who uses makeup to be ugly and win awards.”
“ugly people don’t get hired to play ugly people, nobody wants to watch ugly people. it’s like that scene in not another teen movie where she takes her glasses off and the audience is supposed to believe she’s had this huge transformation.”
“Yep, they never want to hire someone who would actually be considered hard to look at when it comes to a part that calls for an ugly person, it’s always more about not using make-up and making an actress look a bit plainer that way or whatever”
“I get what you’re saying but how would you explain Steve Buscemi”
What do you think: Poor Charlize or Give me a BREAK?
(Bottom photo: Pacific Coast News)