Recent interviews with the Transformers franchise’s latest thespian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have given us a magical gift: yet another actress complaining about how hard it was to be beautiful, sharing a harrowing tale of being bullied because of her pillowy, succulent lips.
Remember on Community when Troy lied about being molested so he could have something to talk about in drama class? Yeah. I think it’s a lot like that. And, sadly, as sharing tales of bullying becomes trendy (Hollywood is fucked up, guys) you can look forward to more cries of “everyone was so mean to me because I was so pretty and popular” (see January Jones’s recent interviews for gems like that one—by the way, the whole “they’re mean because they’re jealous” thing was a myth made up by moms and doesn’t actually happen).
To that end, I thought it was time to look back on the other hardships of the pretty people whose cruel beauty has held them back from their true potential. I’m not saying these individuals didn’t have their stuff, I’m just saying this wasn’t it.
“I used to cry myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered at and disrespected me.” - Evangeline Llily
It pisses me [off] when people fucking complain that I’m too beautiful to get a part. That’s bullshit.You wouldn’t be working if you weren’t attractive. Hollywood is the most superficial thing you could possibly be a part of. And if I weren’t attractive I wouldn’t be working at all.” - Megan Fox
“Beauty can be a hindrance, especially if that’s the only thing that matters to other people.” - Natalie Portman
“Yeah, it really is a problem. I have to be blunt. I’m in there with everybody else, fighting for the good parts. I just want an opportunity. If you don’t like the audition, don’t hire me! But if you don’t want to even see me — that’s hurtful. And why? You know nothing about me!” - Jessica Biel
Let us honor these true heroes today, their struggles the likes of which we may never know.