‘Princess Diaries’ Star Shuts Down Charlize Theron’s ‘Pretty People’ Theory
“Princess Diaries” actress Heather Matarazzo has no time for Charlize Theron’s idea that pretty people don’t get “meaty” movie roles.
In an interview with British GQ, Theron — who is gorgeous, statuesque and blonde — was quoted as saying, “Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story.”
She didn’t stop there, saying: “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.”
According to Matarazzo, that is so not the case in Tinseltown. The “Welcome to the Dollhouse” actress took to Twitter to share her real feelings on the matter:
Matarazzo also described her own personal struggles to find roles in an essay on her blog titled “What the Fuck Is Fuckable?” In the essay, she tells a story of being turned down for a role because she wasn’t “fuckable.”
“Even as I write this, I can still feel the pain, shame, and humiliation that came over me in that moment,” Matarazzo said after hearing she’d lost the part. “I didn’t know then just how damaging those words would be. Three words. ‘You’re not fuckable.'”
The “Princess Diaries” actress said she felt like a “loser” after receiving feedback about her part, and it didn’t help that she was only getting offered limited auditions from her agents.
“I didn’t think my agents were seeing me, I didn’t think casting directors were seeing me and I began to truly wonder, am I NOT seeing me?” wrote Matarazzo. “Am I ugly? Am I this unfuckable, gross, disgusting creature who should only be cast as the fat girl, or the freak?”
The actress said she’s now at peace with her self after that particular learning experience, but we’re sure that reading Theron’s comments didn’t bring up good memories. For both Matarazzo and Theron, one point remains clear — it’s tough being an actress in Hollywood.