Rob Lowe, he of the Prettiest Man-Face On Earth fame, wants you to know that being prettier than Derek Zoolander doesn’t come without its drawbacks. He can’t help it that he’s really really good-looking AND deep, okay? But seriously, while he kind of kicked off his recent rant in a way that instantly made me want to hand him a cube of cheese to go with that whine (ZING), he brought up a fairly good point:
“There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting. They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor. I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously.”
I know, I know. The second anyone uses the phrase “I was so goddamn pretty” in a sentence would ordinarily make you want to slap them with a dueling glove, but mayyyyyybe we don’t want to in this instance because he’s just that pretty? I don’t know, guys. I understand what he’s saying, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. But could you imagine if Halle Berry (she of the Most Perfect Woman-Face fame) said something similar? We’d vilify her for being a vain bitch, probably. Le sigh.
But he proves that pretty people can be funny, if not deep or interesting, because he has a pretty great sense of humor about his upcoming movie being a “art imitating life” thing (hint: it’s about the fallout from a couple’s sex tape leaking):
Considering I pioneered the field, it’s high time I actually made some money in it. Now that it’s a thing that suburban couples do when they’re bored, I decided it’s time to get back in the pool.”