Charlize Theron recently made a controversial statement that "pretty people" are discriminated against when it comes to being chosen for the "meaty" roles that Hollywood has to offer, but Princess Diaries star Heather Matarazzo thinks otherwise.
In the GQ interview in question, Theron, who also happens to be a stunning 5'10" tall blond, explained to interviewers that:
"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**king gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
Matarazzo really doesn't think that is the case in Hollywood though and the Welcome to the Dollhouse actor laid down her feelings on the matter to her fans on Twitter. She wrote:
The 'What The Fuck is Fuckable' essay that Hatarazzo is referencing details her pain and humiliation after being rejected for a role for not being 'fuckable.'
While it's easy to dismiss Theron's opinion, i do understand how easy it is for beautiful women to be type cast into love interest roles and really have to fight to be seen as a strong and important character, but one thing's for sure, it's hard being a woman in Hollywood no matter who you are. I'm with both of them!
What do you think of Charlize Theron's comments?
(Source: Huffington Post)