You really can’t win in Hollywood.
Emmy Rossum almost didn’t get to star as Fiona in Shameless because producers felt she wasn’t capable of not being pretty.
Conversely, Andrew Garfield lost out on the role of Prince Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia series because he “wasn’t handsome enough.”
Jennifer Lawrence was originally turned down for her role in Winter’s Bone because she was “too pretty” — she had to prove to them she was “not cute.”
According to Kate Beckinsale, director Michael Bay didn’t think she was attractive enough for her role in Pearl Harbor because she “wasn’t blonde and [her] boobs weren’t bigger than [her] head.”
Director Joe Wright originally didn’t want Keira Knightley to star in his film Pride and Prejudice because of her good looks.
After being recast following the pilot for Stumptown, actor Mark Webber went on a social media rant about how he was allegedly fired for not being attractive enough.
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