Throughout the years, we have seen beautiful people fall in love with their equally gorgeous counterparts. In movies, we have seen Greek gods fall in love with Greek goddesses.
Is falling in love only made for pretty people?
Does beauty play such importance in finding our true love?
This question was raised and beautifully answered by The GOT famed actor, Peter Dinklage. He tackled and justified this stereotypical notion with, “Love life is not the domain of pretty people–everybody has a love life.”
Peter Dinklage is an American actor best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister, a humane and clever dwarf with a penchant for debauchery, in the famous HBO series, The Game Of Thrones. The actor has been in the headlines for being cast in the role of Cyrano in the romantic drama named Cyrano.
While being questioned about his role, he shared his journey of always being cast in ‘character’ roles and always being stuck playing behind the general stereotypes of industry.
The X-Men actor commented on being cast in a role that is generally played by a ‘handsome actor’ and told his fans about how he is glad to be breaking the chain. He said to the British Newspaper The times, “Nine times out of 10, Cyrano is played by a handsome actor with a fake nose and you know that he takes it off when they wrap,”
Everyone knows that romantic dramas always cast ‘handsome and pretty’ actors for leading roles and this drastic change in the personality of the leading actor is refreshing.
Being only 4-feet-5-inches, Peter is one of the shortest leading artists in Hollywood today. The actor has done various parts in multiple movies and has found mainstream fame through GOT.
The actor further remarked on how this change is advantageous for the industry, stating, “The idea of a leading actor is changing now. Whether racially or whatever. It’s about time.” He further added, “We’ve been stuck with this stereotype of a leading man and it’s healthy to open that up. Love life is not the domain of pretty people–everybody has a love life.”
The actor is riding at his crest of success and he will be seen in the upcoming comedy, American Dreamer, and superhero film The Toxic Avenger.
Hopefully, the generalization of only pretty people having a shot at finding love will be broken through the movie and we will get to realistic scenarios in the future.