Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Today, a Movie Beauty’s Got to Look Beastly

Apparently we’re not the only ones asking the question about beautiful actresses in uglified roles. New York journalist Lauren Sandler has a well-done piece in the 2 March 2004 Los Angeles Times that addresses it, too: “Today, the smart/beautiful split means that to get in the door, an actress needs to look perfect, but to claim the throne, she needs to play smart. And increasingly in Hollywood, that means rendering herself unbeautiful.” (registration required)

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