Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Pity the pretty

Jessica Biel, star of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blade Trinity and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, has spoken out this week about the prejudice that has blighted her career. Turns out, she's just too damn hot.

Justin Timberlake's current squeeze has been talking to Allure magazine about the great roles that pass her by because of the way she looks. Apparently she years for the kind of roles that go to notable fuglies such as Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.

Jessica's more than happy to put the work in, but what really bothers her is that some casting directors won't even see her for some roles. The fact is, it's all a little bit like the chicken and egg. Beautiful people want to be taken seriously, but that can't happen until they're seen as something other than beautiful. Just ask Charlize Theron or Nicole Kidman, who had to beat themselves with the ugly stick until Oscar finally sat up and took notice. Even Mariah Carey has recognised the value of boilerdom in getting a half decent role - she even managed to score some half-decent reviews in Cannes for her performance in Precious.

So spare a thought for poor, achingly gorgeous Jessica and hope that some visionary casting associate will look past the long legs, killer rack and perfect teeth and see the murderous lesbian, suicidally-tortured novelist or down-at-heel social worker that could be lurking just beneath that flawless skin.

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