Hell yeah, Heather Matarazzo!
On Tuesday, the Princess Diaries star spoke out on Charlize Theron‘s comments about just how difficult it is to be a good looking actress in the entertainment industry. Naturally, Charlize’s words induced a lot of eye rolls from fans AND other actresses like Heather.
Seriously, it’s pretty hard to take Theron’s comments seriously when a ton of gorgeous actresses have taken on meaty and important roles… not to mention there are plenty of women who have lost jobs for not meeting Hollywood’s ridiculous beauty standards!
Check out Matarazzo’s clap back at the blonde (below)!
For those who are wondering, the What The F*ck Is F*ckable piece recalls a time when H.M. was told she wasn’t “f*ckable” enough for a particular role. Obviously, the incident caused her a lot of pain and self-doubt.
The beauty remembered the painful moment, saying:
“When I was 19 or so, I was standing in a Starbucks in West Hollywood with a director, talking about the upcoming film we were about to shoot. It had been a long road, but we had finally made it. Waiting for our coffee, I could see that he seemed a bit uneasy. I asked him if everything was ok. He said yes. I didn’t believe him, so I asked him again. He looked at me and said “Heather, I’m sorry, we have to give your role to another actor. The producers don’t want you.” I didn’t understand. I had been attached to this project for two years, and now two weeks before filming, I’m being let go. I asked him why. He looked me dead in the eyes and said. ‘They say you’re not fuckable.’ Well, fuck me. Even as I write this, I can still feel the pain, shame, and humiliation that came over me in that moment.”
Ugh. How horrifying.
The 33-year-old elaborated on the learning experience:
“Truthfully, I feel that all women go thru this, especially actors. Will we be seen? For me, I had to stop sitting shiva, remove the blanket from my mirror and look. I had to look at my gorgeous face, with my piercing blue eyes, my pouty lips, small chin, slightly crooked nose, full teeth and smile. I had to really look at myself and see my beauty, and once I could accept the harsh reality that I was indeed, not only fuckable, but fucking beautiful, everything started to change. The roles I started to get called in for were women who were ‘ beautiful, confident, secure’, they were complex, they had bite, they had depth. So,I am grateful that I got to have that experience. I’m grateful to all of the people, whether they are producers, casting directors, agents, investors who said, ‘Nope, she’s not fuckable, she’s talented, we love her, but she’s not fuckable,’ Because, I am. I am fuckable. And no, you can’t fuck me. I’m taken.”
So powerful! Maybe Charlize should focus on her own inner-confidence and then she’ll start to get the roles she wants.
What do YOU think of Heather’s essay?
[Image via Instagram.]