As a tall woman, you might have been told before that you’re height is considered a intimidating. Apparently, this perception doesn’t even change in Hollywood.
I remember hearing this particular story many years ago when the movie Circle of Friends was first released. It was rumoured that Minnie Driver, a fellow glamazon of ours, challenged the directors of the movie as they wanted her to appear taller than her co-star Chris O’Donnell. Driver, at a respectable 5’10” is apparently the same height as O’Donnell but there were scenes where she had to walk on the street where he took the higher sidewalk, or she walked in a small dug-out ditch in scenes walking through the woods. What!!!
Minnie Driver is quoted as having said the following, according to celebheights.com-
“It’s just such discrimination. It’s heightism. I can’t bear it. It’s so unfair. It’s like, ‘What do you have a camera for if not to cheat angles and to work around it?’…To cast you aside because you’re 5-foot-10 is absurd.”
I’ve never claimed heightism before (or labeled anything as such), but it may be my new favourite word. Thanks Min!
(I’m kidding about the heightism thing. We’re not victims!
Maybe half kidding.)