If you’re an American actor, it’s time to lay off the chest waxing, slow down on the facials and butch up.
In a new interview with The Independent, Michael Douglas says that Hollywood’s current crop of male stars have become over obsessed with their image and simply aren’t masculine enough for most film roles – which is why all these Australian and British actors are coming along and taking their roles:
“In the U.S., we have this relatively asexual or unisex area with sensitive young men and we don’t have many Channing Tatums or Chris Pratts, while the Aussies do. It’s a phenomena…. There’s something going on with young American actors – both men and women – because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them.
Clearly, it breaks down on two fronts. In Britain, they take their training seriously, while in the States, we’re going through a sort of social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. Many actors are getting caught up in this image thing, which is going on to affect their range.”
Douglas currently stars in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” alongside Paul Rudd and Corey Stoll, two masculine Americans.