5 Celebrities Who’ve Struggled With Being Too Attractive to Act

Posted by PZ on June 15th, 2015

Is there such a thing as being too attractive? According to these 5 stars, it can actually be a real problem. Trying to land a decent role, these actors and actresses have been told they’re simply too attractive to be believable in the part, or have struggled with the public’s opinion that they’re just too good looking to be an average person! Here is what they’ve said about the perils of being just too damn hot.

Bradley Cooper


Although the public complained that he was too handsome to play Chris Kyle in ‘American Sniper‘, Bradley hit back by saying: “The first job I’ve ever got was on ‘Alias,’ and I was not the . good-looking guy, I was the sidekick, best friend… And in ‘Wedding Crashers,’ I was the jerk. So, no, I never sort of suffered that ‘oh, he’s too handsome’ [problem] ever.”

Chloe Grace Moretz

When she was casted in ‘Carrie’, Chloe was at first told she was too pretty for the part: “When I was auditioning for Carrie, I was told, ‘Well, look, you’re too young, you’re too pretty, you’re too accomplished.'”

Douglas Booth

People believed Douglas was too handsome to play Romeo in ‘Romeo & Juliet’, but he explained: “As the nurse tells Juliet in the play: ‘You have such great taste in men.’ Shakespeare wrote about his looks, he wanted Romeo to look a certain way and to be beautiful. But how I look is drawn into every conversation I have with every journalist. I didn’t think about it, Romeo’s not vain – and neither am I. They didn’t have many mirrors in those days.”

Jessica Biel

Jessica candidly says it has been a problem for her: “Yeah, it really is a problem, I have to be blunt. I’m in there with everybody else, fighting for the good parts. Yes, The Illusionist has made a difference — but a huge, massive difference, so I can pick and choose what I want? No. I just want an opportunity. If you don’t like the audition, don’t hire me! But if you don’t want to even see me — that’s hurtful. And why? You know nothing about me!”

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett was told she was too sexy for a role in the past: “That has happened to me before. That’s always an unfortunate thing…I would imagine when casting someone, you would want to challenge yourself in some way. It is so interesting to see actors transform. There are certainly plenty of times when I am definitely not sexy.”

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