While most criticism directed towards stars comes from agents or casting directors, it’s sometimes fans who can be the cruelest. Sophie Turner, star of the popular fantasy adventure series “Game of Thrones” found her looks being criticized for everything from her skin to her weight.
Not only were the fans mocking her, but casting directors told her she needed to lose weight if she wanted to get certain roles – even when the role didn’t necessarily change in appearance. The actress has been very vocal about her struggles with self-esteem and how important it is to love yourself.
Ashley Benson may have starred on the popular teen mystery drama series “Pretty Little Liars”, but casting directors weren’t mysterious at all when it came to revealing why she was being overlooked for certain parts.
The actress revealed that in recent years, she’s been told “You’re too fat for this,” and that “I get told all the time to lose weight.” Considering that the actress is quite petite to begin with, hearing this is very sad. We hope that casting directors see just how talented and beautiful she is without having to try to change her appearance.
As Rachel Green on the hit television series “Friends”, actress Jennifer Aniston epitomized ‘90s fashion and beauty. But behind-the-scenes, Jennifer was struggling with her own self-esteem after she was told by her agent that she would need to “lose thirty pounds if she wanted to stay in Hollywood.”
After realizing “I wasn't getting lots of jobs because I was too heavy," Jennifer embarked on a life-long fitness journey saying that she actually welcomed the criticism saying “I never knew I had this body in me." Today, Jennifer is one of the most successful and stylish actresses in Hollywood.
It may be hard to imagine a supermodel nicknamed “the body” dealing with rejection based on her looks, but it actually happened to Gisele Bündchen.
Before she was a Victoria’s Secret Angel and one of the most popular (and well-paid) models in the world, she was told that she would never make it onto the covers of magazines because “my nose was too big or my eyes were too small." Flash-forward to today, and Gisele has graced the covers of thousands of magazines. It’s no wonder that she’s often considered one of the most powerful women in fashion!
Though actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has never made it a point to be considered a Hollywood heartthrob, even she hasn’t been immune to conversations about her appearance. The “Secretary” star was recently being turned down for a role because she was too old (in her late 30s) to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man!
The actress said “It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”. With her incredible talent on screen and behind the camera, we’re sure that criticism isn’t keeping her up at night!