Being as painfully gorgeous as Jessica Biel is can be both a blessing and a curse, the actress reveals in the June issue of Allure magazine
. While millions of women would kill to have her looks, the former “Seventh Heaven” alum would gladly switch places with other female stars, if only that meant she would be given a proper chance with more serious and challenging roles.
According to the star, whose latest cinematographic endeavor is going straight to DVD in all territories and has already been squashed by movie critics like the biggest waste of time to come out in recent months, she only gets bad parts because she doesn’t have access to the others. While fans could be easily deceived into believing her appeal would open all doors for her – including with producers and major movie studios – Jessica says it’s not really so, since she’s often overlooked precisely because she’s so beautiful.
Oppositely, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman get all the “juicy” roles, Biel tells the mag, from where one might infer that either she’s prettier than they are, or that she implies they have already managed to go past prejudices in the industry. “I just want an opportunity. If you don’t like the audition, then don’t hire me. But if you don’t even want to see me – that’s hurtful. It really is a problem. I have to be blunt.” Jessica Biel explains in the Allure interview.
This is all the more hurtful given that, ever since she broke in the spotlight, all she did was to make sure she stayed true to her art, the actress further adds. Even when it came to showing skin on camera, Jessica was adamant she had the last word with choosing the right body double so that fans would not be completely deceived. Despite all this, Biel says in the interview, she’s still judged first for her looks and only afterwards for her acting abilities, which is the greatest injustice that anyone could ever do to her.
Speaking of injustice and bad parts, Biel’s “Powder Blue,” in which she plays a dancer en route to discover that happiness and hope can be found in the most unlikely of places, was recently released in the US in limited theaters – and critics were none too pleased
with it, or with Biel’s acting for that matter.