In fact, the times when casting directors opt for an ultra beautiful actress to play a humdrum role is usually met with huge criticisms. When Fox debuted the TV series, Lucifer , fans and critics alike were rolling their eyes at the glamorous, Lauren German, being cast as the Chloe Decker detective since she seemed more like a runway model than an ordinary police officer. They would much rather explain away their decision in using a typically beautiful starlet, rather than fill screen time with someone that could be described as ugly. Yet, there are some leading ladies that have been able to covet some of the best roles in Hollywood, despite their less than stellar looks.
Actresses win kudos for their least glamorous roles.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Following a five-year hiatus to launch a second career as an indie rocker, Juliette Lewis has eased back into acting. After comeback roles in Whip It! Lewis plays Roseanna Perry, key witness against Kenny Waters Sam Rockwell , a working-class Massachusetts man imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit. For the latter segment, as the manic, trailer park living ex-lover of Kenny Waters, confronted by his sister about the testimony which convicted him, Lewis, 37, was uglied up — bad teeth and hair, mottled skin and wrinkles. The L. I just know what a rewarding experience it was and continues to be.
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This is my brief listing of homely and talentless actresses. This is strictly my opinion, and no one has to agree or disagree one way or another. They also can't act; which makes me wonder how they managed to get into the Hollywood spotlight. It's definitely who you know, and not what you know in this field. Actress Sex and the City.
But those standards get set aside when Tinseltown's most bankable actresses decide to go totally ugly for a role. Juliette Lewis is the latest one to nail a radically deglamorized performance. In "Conviction," a new movie based on a true story of an unjust imprisonment, Lewis plays Roseanna Perry, a witness whose testimony put Kenny Waters Sam Rockwell behind bars. Kenny's sister Betty Anne Hilary Swank gets a law degree with the sole purpose of finding evidence that will exonerate her sibling. Lewis' performance is what film critics love to call "vanity-free. Years later, her appearance has been transformed for the worse, so much so that some viewers might not even recognize the actress behind the makeup.