There are a lot of very talented actresses in Hollywood these days but it is fair to say that a lot of actresses these days land roles based on their looks rather than their acting talents, which really does undermine them as an actress and the industry as a whole. However, there is one actress in particular who refuses to let Hollywood define her acting career based on her body or her looks.
Hollywood actress Noomi Rapace has proven what a talented actress she is, appearing in such top movies as Prometheus, as well as the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Now, Noomi has been talking about her aims and ambitions in Hollywood, admitting that she will not take on roles that are simple based on the way that she looks.
Rapace told The Guardian, "Since I started working, I didn't want to be defined by my sex or body. Why would I? It's very medieval. When I have a costume fitting or makeup session, it's like, 'No, I don't want to have full makeup in the end of the film if I've been trying to survive for 72 hours.' I've been f***ed up, of course I wouldn't look perfect; I'd be a mess! And all these voices around me are saying, 'No, we think you look a little bit too rough.'"
She added, "Being an actress is a world of possibilities. If I corner myself by saying I need to look a certain way, I lose that freedom. I saw this film I did when I was 22 and I was like, 'Holy...' I hate what I looked like. And then I said, 'Noomi, if you're going to be an actress, it can't be about what you look like. It needs to be about what's going on inside you.'"
It is a shame that there are still some people in Hollywood who will only cast an actress based on her body and we hope that there does one day come a time when talent is seen before looks.