"You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: This girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other."
The above quote from heartstring-pulling masterpiece Good Will Hunting certainly carries a lot more credence today than it did on the film's 1997 release, if Minnie Driver's recent interview with Andy Cohen is to be believed.
During Wednesday's episode of Watch What Happens: Live, the actress — who starred as Skylar, the British Harvard student with med-school dreams — revealed that one of the rudest things ever said to her happened in the run-up to filming. In a nutshell, the producer (Lawrence Bender, FYI) thought she wasn't attractive enough to be in the movie. Yup, really.
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In Driver's words:
“The producer of ‘Good Will Hunting’ did not think I was hot enough to be in that film and did not want me in the film.”
In fact, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and director Gus Van Sant basically had to petition to get her involved! Wow. Interviewer Cohen replied with the question on everyone's mind: Wait, isn't this the role that she won an actual OSCAR for?
“Yeah, but not for being hot.”
Ouch. And also, just plain untrue — you only need to watch the clip below to know this dude needs his eyes checking, pronto.
Bet he's regretting those words now, eh?