Pretty people get rejected first for meaty roles: Theron
Charlize Theron has revealed that an actor with a “pretty” face usually becomes one of the firsts to get rejected.
The Mad Max: Fury Road actor opens up in her cover story for GQ magazine’s newest edition that “pretty people get turned away first” when it comes to “meaty” movie roles, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f***ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first,” Theron revealed.
She also spoke about the issue of ageing in showbiz. “We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine,” she explained.
“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.”