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​​9 Actors Who Lost Ridiculously The Roles Due To Their Looking

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The actor’s physical characteristics are a potent and highly crucial instrument that can help them land a part that they want to play. In other words, they can help them get the job. And as it turns out, some movie directors will turn down the opportunity to work with famous actors because they believe that the actor’s appearance would not be a good fit for what they have envisioned.

1. Kate Beckinsale

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Kate Beckinsale, who has played many beautiful women on television, is a stunning actor. Who would have believed that someone might think her not pretty enough for a role? However, the truth is as follows.

In an interview, the actress confessed that the Pearl Harbor film director didn’t think she was beautiful enough for the role of Nurse Evelyn. But she still managed to land it. But she had to keep to a tight diet and do a lot of exercises.

2. Keira Knightley

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Although Keira Knightley has a stunning appearance, she almost lost her role. The director of Pride and Prejudice didn’t want her despite her audition. The actress revealed, “Joe Wright didn’t want me for Pride and Prejudice because he thought I was too pretty; then he met me and said, ‘Oh no, you’re fine!’”

 

 

 

3. Emma Thompson

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This actress has experienced age discrimination at every stage of her career. There was when she was told she was too old to play the love interest in the film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility opposite Hugh Grant. Furthermore, she was only a year older than he.

 

 

 

4. Amanda Seyfried

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It’s incredible, but Amanda Seyfried has been called out for her size. She said she had been “overweight” and passed over for multiple roles. The actress put in a lot of exercise before she was finally cast in Mamma Mia!

5. Amy Schumer

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In addition, Amy Schumer was told bluntly that she would never be cast in the role unless she shed some pounds. Hollywood insiders warned her before filming began on Trainwreck that if she gained any more weight, it would “hurt people’s eyes.” Schumer gave in to the pressure and lost weight but later vowed never to diet again.

6. Mädchen Amick

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Girls’ star Mädchen Amick came close to landing the role of Lorelai in the hit show during an audition. They initially cast her but then decided against it because they deemed her too young to be a mother. In the end, Lauren Graham won the part, but she is just three years older than Amick.

7. Meryl Streep

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The actress thought her career was gone when she hit 40. At one point, she was exclusively being considered for roles as witches, with three separate film studios offering her the part of a witch within a single year. However, she defied this typecasting by playing various interesting roles. Still, she did portray a witch, albeit not until she was 65 years old.

8. Emmy Rossum

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Shameless, as a show, would be unrecognizable today if Emmy Rossum, who played Fiona Gallagher, hadn’t been in it. Producers were not interested in her at first and wouldn’t even let her audition. They felt she was too gorgeous and famous for playing a girl from a troubled home. The actress, though, held firm. She filmed herself as Fiona and submitted the footage to the show’s creators. It took her three more attempts, but eventually, she was cast in the role.

9. Olivia Wilde

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At the age of 28, Olivia Wilde tried out for a part in The Wolf of Wall Street but was ultimately not cast in the film. Her agency said that the casting directors didn’t want her because she was too intelligent to play the main character’s wife. However, the actress then learned they had truly rejected her because of her age. Margot Robbie, six years younger than Wilde, was cast as the latter.

 

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