Oh geez. Charlize I love you but…I…I can’t even.
Don’t be too hard on her. I think I kind of know what she was trying to say but…it’s not something someone who looks like her should say.
Yes, yes we live in a country where there is freedom of speech but…come on.
I believe she’s making the argument that people shouldn’t be assumed to be dumb just because they’re pretty and ergo should be considered for roles for smart people but…I literally can’t count the number of times I’ve seen movies where geniuses, scientists, doctors, lawyers etc. were played by people who look like they spent more time in the gym than at school.
Is it fair that smart pretty people (i.e. those who were lucky enough to have beauty AND brains) are believed to be dumb?
No. But it’s about as fair as it is that I, as an ugly man, could invent a cure for cancer and people would still look at me like I belong living under a bridge.
Between being pretty and assumed dumb or being ugly and assumed a bridge troll, I’ll pick the former every time.
Being assumed to be a dumb pretty person is a problem I would love to have. Sure, I will be briefly sad for 3.5 seconds that everyone thinks I’m dumb and then I will cheer myself up by hanging out with one of the ten zillion people who won’t stop calling me with requests to hang out because I’m so dang pretty.
Sigh. And Charlize…I never thought you were dumb…until now. Now I’m concerned.
Lots of articles popping up on social media. Here’s one from wetpaint.com
EDIT: Oh God I made the mistake of reading more:
CHARLIZE: “How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f—king gown-wearing, eight-foot model?”
Every role, Charlize. Like practically every movie every made has a hot blonde chick in it. Don’t worry. I’m pretty sure you’ll be ok.
CHARLIZE: “When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room, and pretty people get turned away first.”
Slaps my forehead. You won an Oscar for playing an ugly woman. They had to ugly you up with make-up and prosthetics and shit. Pretty people play pretty people and holy shit, pretty people even play ugly people because Hollywood is winking to the audience, “Don’t worry audience, this ugly character is really being played by a pretty person with ugly makeup on!”
OK. I just have to stop or I’ll complain all day.