Charlize Theron lives in a world where being a tall, blonde, white, beautiful millionaire is a drawback on par with having a full row of teeth growing out of one's forehead and a criminal record for publically urinating on a church lawn.
In an interview with British GQ, the Oscar winner asked,
How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f*cking, gown-wearing eight-foot model?
… Uh… a lot? So many, in fact, people pay doctors tens of thousands of dollars to shave their bones and tear through their skin in the name of their “careers.”
Theron won her Academy Award for her performance in 2003's "Monster," in which her flawless face was successfully modified (shout out to makeup artist Toni G) to appear like that of jarring prostitute-turned-serial-murderer Aileen Wuornos.
This is a role that, by Theron's logic, she never should have gotten, despite her talent.
She told the magazine,
Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that's the end of the story... When meaty roles come through, I've been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.
Listen, we can all agree Hollywood's standards for women/everyone are out of control.
Surely there's a woman sitting in a casting office somewhere at this very moment who spent the morning politely listening to her agent recommend chin implants, only to then be passed over for the role of “Waitress #3” for an actress with a more “real world” look.
Charlize Theron, however, remains the unattainable ideal for women in the industry. In spite of this, she owes the single greatest moment of her career to a role that relied on a master of makeup and prosthetics to alter her face to appear less-than-perfect.
Perhaps when Theron asked how many roles there were for a beautiful "model,” she meant dinner rolls because, in that case, the answer is, indeed, zero.