Actress Says She’s Contemplated Making Changes To Her Looks Because She’s ‘Too Hot’ For Certain Roles

Hollywood star Eiza Gonzalez said she’s contemplated making dramatic changes to her looks, like shaving her head, because she’s been told she’s “too hot” for certain roles.

During an interview for her cover story in InStyle magazine, the 34-year-old Mexican actress talked about going from being criticized by Mexican press as a teen for not being pretty enough to being unable to land roles in Hollywood because she was too attractive for the part.

“I went through a lot of trouble with my body, with my curves, with my look,” Gonzalez said. “It was really tough.”

She also reacted to being called “sexy” and slammed the treatment of Latinas in the entertainment industry, saying there’s “an overly sexualized idea of a Latin woman. It’s so disappointing and it’s so pathetic.”

The actress said it “has been single-handedly the biggest challenge of my career. None of my white friends who were in the industry were getting that. It was just me.”“I remember being [told for] so many projects, ‘She’s too pretty for the role. She’s too hot for the role,'” Gonzalez told the outlet. “Then I’d just be like, ‘What is Margot Robbie?’ She’s the hottest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life!” 

“I had an identity crisis for a very long time,” she added. “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?'”

Gonzalez got her big break in Hollywood when she landed a part in the action-packed 2017 film “Baby Driver.” Since then, she’s been movies like “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw” in 2019, “Bloodshot” in 2019, and “Godzilla vs Kong” in 2021.

More recently, she’s taken on the most unique role she’s ever had as Auggie, an applied scientist in Netflix’s “3 Body Problem.”“It’s fun to see Eiza as a physicist, isn’t it? She loves to learn,” executive producer of the show Rosamund Pike said of her friend.

“Auggie is loosely based on two characters from the books, but she is very much a fresh creation — much of which came from Eiza’s own strengths and personality,” David Benioff, Dan Weiss, and Alexander Woo told the outlet.

“There isn’t nearly as much a science ‘type’ as Hollywood would lead you to believe,” they added. “Scientists can be sardonic, quick witted, funny, passionate. We think Eiza’s performance will help broaden the conception of what scientists are like.”

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