For some people nothing is ever enough. It just must be terribly disappointing to live a life where you are always a victim and everyone is against you and nothing is ever enough. I mention this because Charlize Theron had a tantrum recently on twitter that made all of the women in the world want to punch her through the Internet.
Basically, she said that she’s too pretty to get some of the roles that has auditioned for. (Oh, and by the way, how lovely to be the one who got the parts that she wanted yet was far too pretty to have). Her actual quote was “Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story. How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f——, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”
First, I defer to Chandler Bing.
Second, REALLY?! You started your career and became famous and wealthy from modeling, which you were able to do because you had the exact body type desired for that particular field. Then you acted in several movies and won an Academy Award. So just to make sure I understand you are mad because your looks have prevented you from having ‘roles with depth’, yet you’re not mad that the only reason you made the money and got the start you did was in fact based on only your looks?
Now, I can realize that maybe she is self conscious about her height and don’t we all have areas of our body that we wish we could change? It is easier for me to understand her statement when I think about it in this light, rather than the way it came across. I would point out that just a touch of grace and humility might be advised in the future. After all, some of us aren’t a model OR a movie star getting the good roles, or even a movie star getting the ‘crappy’ roles that fit our gorgeous bodies.
Overall, it’s a good reminder to remember that when we whine and complain about something, we probably sound ridiculous to those less fortunate than us.
I had a doctor’s appointment today and though I’m not excited to be going on some of the medications that I’ll be taking for a while, I am thankful for healthcare.
Thanks Charlize for reminding me how easy it is to sound ridiculous while I am clearly so blessed.