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Messing Looked Like Bozo The Clown

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Messing Looked Like Bozo The Clown

Published on May 21, 2007 with No Comments

Debra MessingFormer Will  + Grace star Debra Messing missed out on film and TV roles when she was a struggling young actress – because she looked like a clown.

The sexy actress took make-up tips from friends she had in the theatre and realised her “leading lady” looks were a little offputting to casting directors.

“When I first got out of graduate school I was auditioning for TV pilots for the first time in New York and going on tape and waiting for the offer to come in because I thought I was doing so great,” she says. “I would never get the job and I didn’t understand what was happening. I asked my agent to call the casting director to find out what was happening.”

She adds: “The word that got back from L.A. was, ‘She’s wearing so much make-up that she looks like kabuki…’ I didn’t know about natural looks and close-ups. I thought, ‘I’m not pretty enough to go with that light makeup. It’s literally entering another planet. I was on the planet of just doing my acting and my hair was a frizz ball and I looked like Bozo the Clown. I didn’t know how to do my make-up and I was wearing Birkenstocks. It did not occur to me to colour my hair or tweeze my eyebrows or anything.”


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