Sunday, April 24, 2005

Bad hairless days

If you've watched any episodes of the Warner Brothers series Smallville, you have no doubt noticed the strikingly-handsome figure of Michael Rosenbaum, the actor who plays the role of Lex Luthor. He looks great on screen, but apparently isn't that big a fan of the hairless look.
Rosenbaum would also like to do more comedy, but apparently there aren't all that many roles for bald white dudes.

"Well, that's the thing," he says.

"A lot of directors can't see past the bald. A lot of directors say, 'Michael, I want to work with you, and I will work with you when 'Smallville' is over and you can grow your hair back.' I've had some directors who put wigs on me, but then I hate the wig. But it's only another year or two, and then I'll grow it back, God willing, and I don't all of a sudden go bald the last season.

"A nasty trick to do to me in the final season would be if I go bald. Wouldn't that be the irony of it all?
I'm biased, of course, but I think the look suits him quite well. Still, I wish him luck in retaining his hair, if that's what he wants. It's too bad that it interferes with acting jobs, though.

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