Hollywood actors

Hollywood actors who said they were rejected for their appearance or physical appearance

Actor Andrew Garfield recently said in an interview that he was turned down for the role of Prince Caspian from the ‘Chronicles Of Narnia’ series because he wasn’t good looking enough. Speaking to Variety, Garfield said, “I remember being so desperate. I auditioned for Prince Caspian in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and I thought, ‘This could be it, this could be this.’ And this beautiful and brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up getting the role. I think it was between him and me, and I remember I was obsessed.

He went on to add that he pestered his agent to find out why he was turned down, and his agent came back with the response, “It’s because they don’t think you’re good looking enough, Andrew.”

Actors get shunned every day, but being shunned for their looks, whether it’s facial or physical appearance, is something people don’t openly do. Garfield’s case isn’t the first time an actor has been rejected on these grounds. We go back down memory lane and uncover some of the most talked about instances where actors have talked about being rejected for their looks, their physical appearance, or being told they wouldn’t make it because of how they look.

Amy Schumer

For her breakthrough film “Trainwreck”, actress Amy Schumer had to lose a lot of weight. She said, however, that she felt uneasy about how emaciated she looked in the film and that she was “eating revenge” to return to her previous appearance. She also said the main reason she lost weight was because she was told she would never succeed if she didn’t lose weight and was only offered parts that required her to appear in a specific way. In an interview, Schumer once said, “I’m what Hollywood calls it, very fat. Someone, like, explained to me, ‘Just so you know, Amy, no pressure, but if you’re over 140 pounds, it’s going to hurt people’s eyes.'”

Meryl Streep

When Meryl Streep turned 40, the great performer was told she was “too old” for the roles. “I would say our culture is pretty obsessed with young people. When I was 40, I was offered three witch (roles). I haven’t been offered adventurers, love interests, heroes, or demons. I was offered witches because I was ‘old’ at 40,” Streep said in an interview. However, she acknowledged that the profession has since evolved and that she can now choose from a range of jobs that she enjoys at the age of 71.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, in an interview, talked about how women are cast in roles and how young actresses play roles of her age. The entertainment industry is always on the lookout for young artists to play roles that are not age appropriate. “When I was in my early 20s, plays were being written for women in their 50s and I was getting them. And now I’m in my thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did this 24-year-old get this part?’ Hathaway said.

Jennifer Lawrence

While Jennifer Lawrence refuses to deprive herself of roles, the actor claims that she is considered “too heavy” and “huge” in Hollywood. “When I was much younger and just starting out, the producers of a movie told me to lose 15 pounds in two weeks. A girl before me had already been fired for not losing enough weight fast enough” , Lawrence said in an interview.Since then, she has also spoken out publicly against the industry’s harmful weight loss culture.

Mindy Kaling

A television network once offered popular comedian and actress Mindy Kaling a sketch program, but she had to apply for it. However, she was later rejected because she was deemed unfit to represent herself. Kaling then starred in the monstrous hit “The Office”, which aired for many years after this event. “We weren’t seen as attractive or funny enough to play ourselves. That network is no longer on the air, and The Office has become one of NBC’s most popular shows for years. I feel like karmically I was vindicated, but at the time it was terrible,” Kaling said in an interview.