Originally Posted by SS-Block
If the man's trying to be kind and avoiding to mention that she's not talented enough for the role, then fair play. Nothing so bad about a white lie. Although, as mentioned before, the actress who's cast must feel great about herself.
I'm sure she's fine. She's in the most anticipated movie of the year. She could get an Oscar nomination for this role and even if she doesn't, she'll likely have a great career ahead of her.
I find the Mara sisters pretty attractive myself.
This made me think of something Felicity Huffman said in an interview. She was talking about getting passed over for roles and said the reason was because she wasn't sexy enough. Now normally that would hurt someone's feelings, but she said what gave her the confidence to keep going was that they never said she was a bad actress. They just said she wasn't sexy enough. They didn't find her acting bad.