Minnie Driver Fought Against Beauty Standards And Earned An Oscar Nominee

Hollywood’s standards of beauty are skewed ones, and many actresses and actors have faced the scrutiny of hearing a producer tell them they’re not the look they need. Golden Globe-winning actress Minnie Driver faced the same scrutiny when a producer told her she wasn’t “hot enough” for Good Will Hunting.

During an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Minnie Driver revealed some painful secrets from her time working on Good Will Hunting.

“The producer of Good Will Hunting did not think I was hot enough to be in that film and did not want me in the film,” Driver told Cohen. “Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and director Gus Van Sant all fought very hard for me to play that role and I’m grateful to them until this day.”

Ironically, Minnie Driver earned herself an Oscar nomination for her role in Good Will Hunting and didn’t let the negative comments surrounding her appearance hold her back.

There is an undeniable pressure on women to look, act, and sometimes think a certain way, but if you stay true to yourself, you can accomplish anything.