According to the actress (It: Chapter 2, The Martian, Interstellar), she was denied roles, calling her ugly. The impression was due to the red hair, which in those days was not particularly fashionable. The actress was even persuaded to dye her hair blonde, but she refused.
The Titanic star was called fat in her youth, and her legs were ugly. She was nicknamed “bubble”. Many peers did not like her face. Even an acting teacher once told young Kate that the only thing she can count on is the role of the fat friend of the protagonist.
Until the 60s, the actress’s career stalled due to one unsuccessful audition. Then the director said that Judi had “the wrong proportions” of her face, and she would never make it to the movies.
In her youth, the girl was often denied roles, telling her that she was too fat. Some of the producers handed her a photo of her, where she was in a swimsuit, saying that this is such a motivation for her: to look at herself and lose weight.
Mindy’s appearance is quite non-standard. And according to her memoirs, she often faced criticism of her complexion (she was never anorexic thin) and facial features. Even as she became recognizable, one channel didn’t want to take the actress to a new show without auditioning. Now, this channel is gone, and the actress continues her successful career.
In her youth, the casting specialist refused her: “You are not beautiful enough for this job. You better go home and back to school.” As the actress recalls, such words did not affect her sense of purpose and confidence, because her parents brought her up with the thought: “It is better to be different than everyone else than to be part of a monotonous mass.”