Guy Pearce was ‘too handsome’ for a movie role. At first glance, the Australian actor had been considered too dashing for one of his roles which made him most famous. The forty-seven-year-old former Neighbours star gained a lot of recognition when he starred in the 1995 comedy drama’The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’, he portrayed cross-dresser Adam Whitely, and at the time the director, Stepan Elliot admitted because of his looks he was almost not given the part. The King’s Speech was recalled by Elliott,
“The honest truth is that I didn’t want him. ‘I said, ‘He is too pretty.’ He was too handsome.”
But now according to Elliott this role,
represented a landmark moment in Guy’s career, as it allowed him to disassociate himself from the character of Mike Young, who he played for three years in the Australian soap ‘Neighbours’.
Stephan told the Herald Sun newspaper:
“For him, I think it was a chance to go out and kill Mike from ‘Neighbours’ … when he was in character, he could do everything that Mike from ‘Neighbours’ could never be allowed to do.”
Also about the actor, he once said that he always wanted to be an actor however he doesn’t enjoy being famous.
“It’s not what I went into it for, not every actor wants to be Tom Cruise.”