The struggle of being so naturally beautiful is real. It’s time to pull out a violin for Hollywood’s most gorgeous actresses complaining about how hard life is being a perfect 10.
But these A-list celebrity millionaires are not. Just recently, Charlize Theron lamented to British GQ saying, “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, fucking, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
Wait … Theron, the 40-year-old Academy Award winning lead actress — whose reputation as one of the most transformative talents of our time — is complaining she can’t get the right roles? This has to be a joke. Except she’s not laughing. She’s dead serious. More-over, she’s not alone with in pretty pity party.
Actress Megan Fox blames her hotness for all her negative publicity. “‘Girls think I’m a slut, and I’ve been in the same relationship since I was 18,” she said, to The New York Times in 2009. “The problem is, if they think you’re attractive, you’re either stupid or a whore or a dumb whore. The instinct among girls is to attack the jugular.”
“Lost” star Evangeline Lilly finds her good looks to be depressing. “I spent many nights crying myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered and disrespected me, because they assumed things about my mental capacity or my physical willingness based on the way I look,” she told Elle in 2006.
Grab a box of tissues for Jessica Biel. When Justin Timberlake’s wife was asked about her appearance by Allure in 2009, she said, “It really is a problem. I have to be blunt. I just want an opportunity.”
It’s an interesting statement coming from the proud owner of the hottest new restaurant in Los Angeles, Au Fudge. For someone who has three new movies coming out in 2016 alone, life must be tough.
Annoyed, yet? Just wait. Scarlett Johansson hates being beautiful, too.
The two-time winner of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive told The Weekend Australian, “I don’t want to be the ingénue any more. It’s nice to be glamorous, but I don’t want to always have to be trendy and glamorous and an object of desire. I don’t want to be stuck in that forever. Because it doesn’t last.”
Therein lies the rub: beauty is fleeting and Hollywood is unforgiving to aging actresses.
Theron 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.”
However, there’s a major difference between “taking leadership” to expand what the industry’s definition of beauty is, and complaining that one’s beauty holds you back. Every woman will age, will get wrinkles and will go grey … but few people in the world are blessed with such striking beauty. Enough self-deprecating comments, ladies. No one wants to hear it.