Stars Who Were Told They Were ‘Too Ugly’ For Tinseltown.
The ‘Hollywood life’ is always portrayed as shiny, wonderful and extremely glamorous. It’s little wonder that thousands of hopefuls arrive every day, all in search of stardom, fame and fortune. The sad reality is that Hollywood is cruel and brutal place where only a handful of people will ever actually catch a big break.
Directors, modelling agencies, casting agents and film companies have no problem shredding someone down to nothing when it comes to how they look. If you don’t have ‘the look’ that suits their impossibly high standards, or if you don’t look like someone who will bring in the money, you’re gone – off to the next audition or casting.
When Lea was 15, a Hollywood manager told her that she’d need to get a nose job before they’d even consider working with her!
A film producer once called a much younger and far from famous Meryl Streep ‘an ugly thing’
Chrissy Teigen arrived for a photo shoot only to be told that the client was not happy with her body. Her agent called her while she was in hair and make-up and told her she needed to leave the set immediately as the client felt she was ‘too fat’ for the job.
Winona Ryder was in the middle of an audition when the casting director stopped her, mid-sentence, to tell her that she was not pretty enough to be an actress and she should rather go back to school.
Kat Dennings was told to sort her teeth out, lose weight, dye her hair and get a tan.
Jessica Chastain was told on more than one occasion to try dyeing her hair blonde, because as is (red hair),she was not ‘good enough’.
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