Well, how do you like them apples? Stunning actress Minnie Driver says she almost didn’t get her role in the movie Good Will Hunting because a producer said she wasn’t attractive enough.
The 46-year-old actress made the shocking revelation on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday, October 12.
When the host asked her what was the rudest thing anyone has said to her in Hollywood, she replied: “The producer of Good Will Hunting did not think I was hot enough to be in that film, and did not want me in the film."
Cohen pointed out that she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1997 flick, and Driver quipped: “But not for being hot.”
The Speechless star praised her costars and the film’s creators, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, plus director Gus Van Sant, for insisting she get the job.
“They fought very hard for me to play that role, and I’m grateful to them until this day.”
Luckily, although she carried the insult with her for awhile, she said she was “together enough to know that hotness is a perception, not a point of view.”
Driver also spoke out against Donald Trump and explained why she decided to reveal on Tuesday, October 11, that she had been the victim of sexual abuse as a teenager.
As Us Weekly reported she bravely shared her experience with SiriusXM radio program Stand Up! with Pete Dominick, and she told Cohen she’d done it in part to make a stand against Trump’s vile comments against women.
“I went on there to talk about Speechless,” she said. “And Pete who was interviewing me is a great journalist and a really interesting dude, and it was pertinent to the comments that were made by Hillary Clinton's opponent, which are unsanctionable to me, under any circumstances, whether it was 11 years ago, the notion of consent … anyway.”
Clearly getting emotional Driver continued: "So I told the story about what happened to me, when I was just 17, and it was deeply unpleasant and I was genuinely made to feel by the local police, I was in Greece at the time, that if I hadn't been provocative and if I had just gone along with what this guy wanted me to do, then I wouldn't have gotten beaten up,” she continued.
“It's important to talk about it, now has never been a better time to speak up and for young women to feel like they have a voice and … nobody gets to grab you by anything unless you want them to.”
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