Too ugly for a lead role, and too skinny for a character actress?! Nia Vardalos on her beginnings in Hollywood
Nia Vardalos’ story paints a picture of an industry that is ruthlessly trying to fit everyone on today’s narrow beauty list. The actress talked about her beginnings in Hollywood and her unpleasant experience with her first agent.
Sometimes I am portrayed as a very strong person who was rejected by Hollywood and thus created its own story. In fact, it hurt me when my race and appearance were an issue. I never thought that the way I looked could harm my career. So he hit her She said, referring to the agent at the time, Because look how it turned out.
The actress continued:
My agent told me I wasn’t pretty enough for leading roles and not fat enough to be an actress. People weren’t even surprised by that. They said, “Oh yeah, my agent told me the same thing. I knew this story and the negative energy of it was going to pull me down. I had to turn this experience into something positive, so I borrowed a friend’s computer and wrote the script for my big Greek wedding.”
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