Netflix Star Eiza González Says Being ‘Too Pretty’ Makes It Difficult To Get Work

Eiza González claims that being 'too pretty' is making it difficult for her to find work as an actress.
Credit: @eizagonzalez/Instagram

Netflix star Eiza González claims that being ‘too pretty’ is making it difficult for her to get work.

Many stars have complained they’ve had difficulties forging a career in Hollywood.

Jennifer Lawrence recently revealed she had to perform a degrading act at the beginning of her career.

But now, another star has opened up about her own problems within the industry.

Eiza González has claimed she’s ‘too pretty’ to get work as an actor, and her comments have left fans divided…

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One person jokes: “There are a lot of people who think it’s impossible to be pretty and talented at the same time… Probably cause those people are neither.”

“I can totally relate!! My stunning good looks have held me back all my life!!” quips another commenter.

A third points out: “Well she is gorgeous and I’ve never heard of her so I guess she’s right!”

“So that’s what happened; It’s not that I am a very untalented person in every aspect of my life, I’m just too goddamn good-looking,” another laughs.

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Eiza González says she’s ‘too pretty’ to find work as an actress. Credit: @eizagonzalez/Instagram

Born in 1990 in Mexico City, Mexico, González gained popularity for starring in the lead role of Clara Molina on the Argentine Nickelodeon teen drama Sueña conmigo (2010–2011).

She is also known for her roles as Santanico Pandemonium in the American horror series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014–2016), and as Monica ‘Darling’ Castello in the action crime film Baby Driver (2017).

The actress is undeniably gorgeous, but she also believes that her good looks have been more of a hindrance than a help to her career…

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Eiza González has opened up about Latinx representation in the media. Credit: @eizagonzalez/Instagram

González has previously opened up about why she believes Latinx representation in media really matters.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, she said: “I grew up watching all these beauty campaigns in the ’90s and I wouldn’t see a lot of Mexican women in them, especially in these large-scale brands.

“It was always kind of sold to me that I had to be a specific style of woman to be ‘it’, and the fact that girls in Mexico who are brown and Latina like me will see a campaign like this and recognise themselves in it with the scale of the brand makes me so honoured and happy.

“It’s normalising an image for people and making people feel included and seen.”

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But speaking to InStyle magazine, the 34-year-old has also revealed there’s a downside to being quite so hot.

“I remember being [told for] so many projects, ‘She’s too pretty for the role. She’s too hot for the role’,” recalls González. “Then I’d just be like, What is Margot Robbie? She’s the hottest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life!”

Even though González doesn’t believe any of this is really about her, she continues: “I had an identity crisis for a very long time.

“I was like, ‘Do I shave my head? Do I make myself less attractive? Do I make myself more attractive? Do I not dress super-hot or do I dress super-hot or do I cover myself all the time?'”

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Eiza González has even considered making herself less attractive to get more roles. Credit: @eizagonzalez/Instagram

But González also claims that as she’s gotten older, she’s more at peace with how she looks.

“Shockingly, I like myself so much more physically right now than I did in my twenties,” she says.

“And a part of it, obviously, is maturing and accepting yourself and doing all the hard work, but I also think I look better. I actually think I’m ageing into my looks in a way that I personally like.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.