Minnie Driver recently revealed the condescending comment she received while auditioning for her role in goodwill huntingaffecting their morale, in a memory, Management of expectations.
speaking to The cutDriver revealed that she was only 26 when a producer on the film told her that she was not attractive enough to “play Matt Damon’s girlfriend on screen”.
“It was devastating,” the 52-year-old said.
She went on to add that being told at such a young age that “you’re not pretty enough when you’re maybe just over all your teenage angst,” and starting to think hard about your appearance was pretty demoralizing.
“I certainly had insecurities growing up. That I wasn’t beautiful. I wasn’t super pretty,” she told the magazine.
However, the actress revealed that it was her family that stopped her from trying to “find ways to make me prettier.”
It’s pertinent to mention that this was the same performance that earned Driver an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Meanwhile, the Friend circle The star also described the annoyance he felt “when a producer distills an actor down to what he perceives to be their sexiness, he’s so dismissive of that person.”
In addition to this, Driver noted that this has not changed yet, as people still commented that she looks “too old” or “too tall”.
“I have always thought about how things are distilled. There is this notion that one part of you is what will block out all these other aspects of who you are and that is a huge disappointment as a performer,” she concluded.