Dustin Hoffman 'Brainwashed' About Beauty Before Appearing in 'Tootsie'


Dustin Hoffman


Hoffman says that he had been 'brainwashed' before appearing as a woman in 1980's comedy movie 'Tootsie' and the movie changed his perspective concerning female beauty.

Dustin Hoffman gets emotional when he talks about his role in 1980s popular comedy movie, "Tootsie". Hoffman, who needed special make up to play Dorothy Michaels in the movie, admitted in an interview with the American Film Institute that he was "brainwashed" about female beauty before taking the project. He even said that the movie was "never a comedy" to him.

At that time, Hoffman agreed that he would take part in the movie on the condition that he could actually pass as a woman. He later had a make up test before the production. Hoffman was glad that he could pass as a woman, but he was disappointed that he could not look more attractive. "That's as beautiful as we can get you, Charlie," his make up artist said.

The disappointed Hoffman went home crying. He said that he had an "epiphany" after realizing that he, as well as many other people, judged women for their appearance. The actor told his wife at home, "I said I have to make this picture, and she said, 'Why?' "

"And I said, 'Because I think I am an interesting woman when I look at myself on screen. And I know that if I met myself at a party, I would never talk to that character because she doesn't fulfill physically the demands that we're brought up to think women have to have in order to ask them out. She says, 'What are you saying?' And I said, 'There's too many interesting women I have... not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed,' " he explained.



© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Crowned King and Queen as Queen Elizabeth Steps Down
  2. Ellen DeGeneres Reportedly Confronted by a Waitress for Not Leaving a Tip
  3. Chris Brown Holds Hands With a New Woman After He and Rihanna Are Spotted at the Same Club
  4. Drake and J.Lo Are Fighting Over Idea of Starting a Family
  5. Is Tristan Thompson Furious After Lamar Odom Revealed He Wanted Khloe Kardashian Back?
  6. Where's Kanye West? Kim Kardashian Jets Off to Dubai With Scott Disick
  7. Tyga Is Worried 'Materialistic' Kylie Jenner Will Not Appreciate His Valentine's Gift
  8. Twitter Mocks Bella Thorne for Her 'Downgraded' New Beau Sam Pepper
  9. Report: Mariah Carey and Kourtney Kardashian Are Feuding Over a Nanny
  10. Drake Gets Approval From J.Lo's Dad - Will He Propose to Her Soon?

CELEBS PHOTO