Rob Lowe in all his fine glory can indeed just say some things because he [can indeed] back it up.
Lowe is making his rounds ‘round the media circuit in promoting his second memoir: “Love Life” where in it, he talks about a bias against good-looking people. He states that in his “Brat Pack” days, he couldn’t score meaningful roles and now-he can: “There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting. They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor. I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously, ” says Lowe.
Even at 50, Rob Lowe (with his boyish good looks and masculine squared jaw) is still managing to get work.
He recently just starred in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” where (although not deep, or interesting or meaningful) he’s actually funny in the role, and when he was asked why he thought people were surprised that he was funny, he continues: “Again, there’s a historical bias that good-looking people are not funny.”
For the record, let it also be known that the first sex tape didn’t begin in the Information Age. In 1988 (one that starred him) was leaked and Lowe attributes the fact the catalyst [and he-the connoisseur] was the original Don-da-da of the sex tape.
Things are falling into place for the good-looking guy and it seems that art is imitating life for him-all over again. He will be co-starring in a movie called “Sex-Tape”, a story about a man whose intimate video of he and his wife is accidentally shared with friends.
Lowe was asked if the movie’s story line could exist without the scandal-to that he replied: “Absolutely not. Considering I pioneered the field, it’s high time I actually made some money in it.”
Lowe assures us all that he’s certainly no narcissist and about every six months or so, he give himself a self-check and asserts that the learned men of psychiatry assure him that he meets none of the medical criteria [associated with being narcissistic].
Well I’m guessing if he knew how admirable, respectful of the fact, and how well I thought of him-a celebrity-(good looks and all) taking the time out to literally do it like real writers do (who earn their way on New York Times’ Best Sellers lists because of their work-no ghostwriter…and not because their celebrity/popularity fame got them there), that would probably be too much for his ego to know, ya think?
I guess I’ll save my fan mail 🙂