Succeeding in Hollywood is not only a matter of talent, or at least that’s what some believe that they have the right to tell some of the most successful actresses in the world that they would never achieve fame because they were not “pretty enough.” We tell you some of their stories.
Actresses who have succeeded despite everything
1- Meghan Markle
Now it is a benchmark of beauty throughout the world, in fact, the current Duchess of Sussex not only succeeded in Hollywoodbut that she won the hearts of all the English when her engagement to Prince Harry was announced.
Before all this, the actress herself recounted her personal experience in a letter: “I was a little over 20 years old, my head was spinning a lot and all I wanted was to assert myself in a world that judges you for what you are not.” And he doesn’t want to see what you really are. One day I wasn’t thin enough, I wasn’t pretty enough, or my features weren’t ethnic enough. and yet the next day it turned out that I was too thin, that my features were too ethnic and that I was too pretty.
2- Selena Gomez
The person with the most Instagram followers has not had it easy and she has opened up herself during one of their concerts on the last tour:
«I have to tell you something that they tell me every day… They say I’m not sexy enough, I’m not cool enough, and if I did, I’d be a dearer person.. Let me tell you one thing: the sexiest thing… is having class. I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are. That’s what it’s like to be beautiful and attractive. Please don’t forget that, even in the toughest of times.”
3- Reese Witherspoon
Starring in numerous award-winning films and series, the actress wanted to tell how she started in this world of cinema and how they treated her:
«When I arrived in Los Angeles, I kept hearing things like: ‘No, you don’t give the profile, you’re not tall enough, you’re not attractive enough, you’re not fancy enough’. But I didn’t care what they said. When I set my mind to something, I get it.”
4- Meryl Streep
Nobody imagines Hollywood without Meryl Streep, but it was about to happen because of a producer. She herself told it in an interview on The Graham Norton Show:
“I walked in and his son was there, very excited about the possibility of him being in the film. But the father’s reaction was to tell his son in Italian:‘Why have you brought me this ugly thing?’ What they didn’t know was that I understood Italian perfectly».
5- Kate Winslet
Oscar winner and Hollywood icon, Kate Winslet explained what happened to him at the beginning:
“When I was young, when I was 14 years old, a drama teacher told me that I would have no problem if I was content to play fat girl roles.
6- Jessica Chastain
Named one of the sexiest women in the world, Chastain has said that they have not always thought the same about her:
“Believe me, for the last five years the only thing I’ve heard from people is that I’m very attractive.. But before that, I didn’t get any offers because they said I wasn’t pretty enough.”
The actress was an icon in the 90s and now she has returned to being a whole star thanks to the series stranger thingsbut its beginnings were complicated because of beauty:
I remember one occasion in particular. I was auditioning, and when I was in the middle of my sentence, the casting director said to me: ‘I’m gonna tell you something. You should dedicate yourself to something else. you are not pretty enough. You should go home and go to school. You have no chance.”
8- Viola Davis
She has become quite a star and no one imagines the popular series ‘How to Defend a Murderer’ without her, but it wasn’t always so easy. She herself has commented in an interview with The View her personal experience regarding Hollywood and its beginnings.
“I’ve had to hear stuff like that my whole life. Black women are used to hearing this kind of comment from the moment we came out of the womb. That phrase was a very sophisticated way of saying that she was ugly. These types of comments affected me when I was younger; but not right now. Because at the end of the day, you define yourself.”
9- Mindy Kalin
The actress is a goddess of comedy or at least that’s what it is considered today, it wasn’t always like that. On one occasion, she herself has confessed that she was rejected in a casting because she was not what “attractive or funny enough.”