The glamour of Hollywood celebrities often makes us feel envious about them and the life of showbiz. However, nothing has ever been for granted for all these famous and successful faces we see daily on our screens. Even the most famous and decorated Hollywood celebrities today have painful yet inspiring stories behind them. Knowing about these can motivate us during tough times we face while our journey towards success.
Here is my pick of 5 Hollywood celebrities, actresses to be precise, who was not only termed ugly or body-shamed but were also excluded from movies.
5. Kate Winslet
You will be familiar with the “Rose” of “Titanic”. Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet says that when she was 14, her drama teacher said that you can only play the role of a fat girl. Kate Winslet has been ridiculed since childhood for her fat body and large legs.
“Don’t listen to anyone, who discourages you, whether it’s a teacher or a friend, or even parents because that’s what I did and overcame my fears.”
4. Jessica Chastain
Nominated twice for Oscar, actress Jessica Chastain was not given films, She was being said, “You’re not beautiful to be in movies.”
Jessica has made a name for herself in Hollywood after a lot of trouble. Commercial hits such as “The Help”, “Molly’s Game”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Interstellar” and “It” is her best work.
“Believe me, I’ve never been called attractive, it starts happening just five years ago.”
Jessica, aged 43, said in an interview.
3. Viola Davis
Personally, Viola Davis is one of my favorite actresses. What an extraordinary personality she has. Suffice it to say that Viola has been nominated for three Oscars and won it for her performance alongside Denzel Washington in FENCES. When Viola started speaking for the Oscar speech, the audience was mesmerized.
Perhaps due to racism, a New York Times reporter wrote that Viola is “classically less beautiful” than her contemporaries.
The 54-year-old actress replied, “Beauty is a subjective thing. And I have heard these things all my life. As a black woman, you begin to hear ugly taunts coming out of your mother’s womb. Saying “classically less beautiful” to someone is actually a style that means ugliness. And these things used to affect me in my youth, not anymore. In the end, it is you who define yourself”.
2. Reese Witherspoon
I always say that Reese Witherspoon is a big blast in small packing. The actress, who played Jill in the popular English drama “Friends”, says that when she first came to Los Angeles, she was not taken into the movies, She was told, “Oh, She is not suitable, she’s very tall and too young, she doesn’t look good and doesn’t have any acting talent.”
And the miracle is, Reese Witherspoon won the Oscar.
1. Meryl Streep
I think this woman is an inspiration not only for women but also for men. Meryl Streep has been nominated for 20 Oscars in total. Meryl is the only actress in the world to have so many nominations. And she has won an academy award 3 times. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe 30 times and won this award 8 times. No other actor or actress in the world has received this award.
If we talk about her films and acting, then a separate post will be needing. Meryl says that when she was 26 years old and went to audition for various films, she once sat with the son of a famous director who was going to make a remake of the famous film “King Kong”. The director came and said to his son in Italian, “Why did you bring this ugly thing to me?” Meryl was fluent in Italian and she says it was very painful for me as a young woman. Meryl left that place and couldn’t become a part of that movie… And today, Meryl is considered the greatest actress of all time.