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Charlize Theron Claims Being Pretty is Hard

According to Charlize Theron, being a beautiful woman in Hollywood is not easy. In an interview with British GQ, the Oscar winner revealed that there are more pressures that come with being a female actress than we all may think.


“Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story,” she said. “How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, fucking, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”

Theron appears on the cover of British GQ‘s May edition in which she discusses her experiences being typecast and being denied jobs based on her looks. She makes a pretty good point in her interview but we still can’t seem to get past how ridiculous it is to hear her say the pretty women don’t get the jobs that they want. Especially considering that Charlize Theron, an actress who is known for being absolutely stunning, won an Oscar over a decade ago after playing a serial killer in Monster

The 40-year-old actress also discussed the pressures of aging in Hollywood.

“It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men,” she said. “It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.”

Yes—it’s important to talk about how much judgement Hollywood places on women based solely on their looks… but Charlize, we’re pretty sure you could have made this point in a more eloquent way than to complain about being pretty.

Danielle is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in English and minoring in Sociology. You can usually find her dividing her time between being Campus Correspondent of Her Campus UGA, binge-watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix and daydreaming about being one of Beyonce's backup dancers. If you want to know more about Danielle, you can follow her on Instagram (@danielleknecole_) or Twitter (@DanielleKnecole).
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