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Charlize Theron was doing an interview with GQ UK and said pretty people don’t get the serious roles.
“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***ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
I’m a little confused by this- she “uglied up” for her role in Monster extremely well. So I think I disagree with her on this- That being said, I do agree with her views on how an aging woman is received vs an ageing guy. Regardless of the gender… can we just make wrinkles and grey hair cool… please?
“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. It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men… It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”
Beauty isn't everything—it's a fact Charlize Theron knows all too well. In a new interview with British GQ, the Oscar winner says her good looks have often worked against her. As she puts it, "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." Head to eonline.com for more from Charlize's interview. (📷:Alexi Lubomirski/British GQ)