Lowe: Pretty people face prejudice

9:39am Monday 7th April 2014

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Rob Lowe has insisted it can be tough being good-looking.

The Parks And Recreation actor - who acquired heartthrob status thanks to a string of hit films in the 80s - told the New York Times that attractive people face prejudice, and that people don't expect them to have problems.

Asked whether he has had to "wait out" his good looks in order to land good roles, the 50-year-old said: "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."

Rob added: "When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn't have taken myself seriously."

The actor also told the Times that his "deep dark secret" is that during his school days he was actually a "nerd".

"I liked the theatre. I liked to study. I wasn't very good at sports. It took being famous to make me cool, which, by the way, I never forgot," he explained.

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