With the Baftas taking place on Sunday, spare a thought for those thespians known for their good looks and not their acting ability.
According to Douglas Booth, it’s a real problem. Things have got so bad for the dashing Riot Club actor that he recently sought out advice from Jude Law on how to stop his handsome appearance getting in the way of his career.
‘Jude said, “Don’t worry, they will be obsessed with it for a minute then they will forget about it”,’ Booth says in an interview with the Evening Standard.
‘Not that I’m comparing myself to them but Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp – all of these people were beautiful young men who were just thought of in that way and objectified in that way and ultimately they worked their way out of it,’ he ponders.
While both Law and Booth managed to miss award nominations for their acting endeavours this year, Mr S notes that Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch received nods in spite of their chiselled features.