Gabrielle Carteris reportedly lied about her real age of being 29 in order to play a teenager on Beverly Hills, 90210. Now, that she is President of the Screen Actors Guild, she wants to make it so that no casting agent or anyone will know an actor’s birth year.
She wrote an editorial in The Hollywood Reporter explaining, “My role on Beverly Hills, 90210 could not have happened for me today, plain and simple. I would never have been called to audition for the part of 16-year-old Andrea Zuckerman if they had known I was 29. Electronic casting sites did not exist in 1990; today, they are prevalent and influential. And they affect casting decisions even when casting personnel don’t recognize their unconscious bias.”
She added that it will be up to the actor whether or not they want their age removed from websites or not.
I see what she is saying, but I think that casting agents and studios look at more than someone’s age when they are casting a part. There are times that someone will put out a notice asking for a young, clean cut, African-American male to play a role, and they they will get sent headshots of an old, long haired, Asian woman to audition for the part by that person’s agent.
It is like, where do you draw the line? Where they were born? Nationality? Hair color? Sex?
It is who is right for the role and sometimes when you have a 29 year old playing a teenager, they start to look their age by the time they are ready to graduate high school on the show as was the case with Carteris.
Look at Bella Thorne, she is 18 but I think she can play 30. Do you think if she was right for the role, an agent would turn her down for the part if they really knew she was just a teenager.
Plus, Matt Damon played someone half his age in Behind the Candelabra, and no one cared.
What do you think?
Two weeks ago, Shannen Doherty shared photos of herself gradually shaving her head and now she has revealed to Entertainment Tonight why she did it. Sadly, her cancer has spread. She said, “I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes.”
Due to the cancer spreading, she has been put on Chemo. She explained, “After my second treatment, my hair was really matted, like in dreadlocks. And I went to try and brush it out, and it just fell out…I just remember holding onto huge clumps of my hair in my hands, and just running to my mom crying, like, ‘My hair, my hair, my hair, my hair.'” She grabbed a pair of scissors to cut it off, but her mom put it into a ponytail and chopped that off. She liked the Bob, but the hair was still falling out. At that point she decided to shave it all off, but did it in steps.
Her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, has been helping her deal with the ill effects of Chemo and being her support system as she battles this disease. A battle that cost her a breast and her hair, but hopefully not her life.
After she finishes the Chemo, she will go through Radiation. Hopefully, together all of those treatments will leave her cancer-free. If there is one thing we know about Shannen, she is a fighter! Fight Shannen, fight!
Shannen Doherty announced 11 months ago that she has breast cancer, and now she shared six emotional photos of herself shaving her head as she continues to battle the horrible disease. She did not explain why she did it, but sadly you can assume that she is going through chemotherapy.
Hopefully, this treatment will get rid of the cancer and she will find herself free of it in no time at all.
When it comes to her shaved head, they say bald is beautiful and on her that is certainly true.
AnnaLynne McCord is filming her upcoming movie 68 Kill and I think this photo is enough to get people to go see it.
Don’t you just love her “#trailerpark face”? What about those guns? As if you were looking at them.