Rose McGowan, Zac Efron have casting troubles

September 20th, 2007 // 72 Comments
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Rose McGowan was being considered for a starring role in “Speed Racer,” but the studio felt her plastic surgery left her unrecognizable. NY Daily News reports:

McGowan, 34, has admitted to having plastic surgery for an eye injury related to a car accident. But casting skeptics suspect she has had much more done, and that it cost her the role.
“The studio felt like she was hard to recognize and worried that by the time the movie hit theaters, fans might not know who she was,” says our insider.

Rose wasn’t the only one passed over. Zac Efron was up for the title role, but wasn’t the right fit:

“During his auditions, Zac never connected to the romantic lead in the reading,” says our source. “By the second round, the casting crew didn’t feel he was believable as a leading man/hero.”

Hollywood executives are so stupid. I would totally believe Zac Efron as a sexually confused race-car driver. And who better to play his post-op tranny love-interest than Rose McGowan? Damn, that concept just sells itself. People are reading this post right now and dumping money onto their keyboards, screaming “Sold!” This is why I should be the head of a studio – besides the one in my basement where, I like to believe, I make more than what society calls “porn.” I make art. Art that’s generously seasoned with people doing it on my dryer. While my cat watches.

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  1. Why must they damage such a classic cartoon? Keep it animated. I guess McGowan looks animated with all the surgery.

  2. It’s no loss, because I didn’t know who she was before her “eye surgery.”

  3. haroof

    Good.

    It’s about time these stupid plastic surgery-addicted bimbos start losing roles for this crap they’re doing to themselves.

  4. jrzmommy

    Look, plastic surgery or not, I wouldn’t know Rose Mcwhoever if I ran over her with my truck, so what’s the point?

  5. lambman

    Emile Herche and Christina Ricci are both 100,000,000 times better actors that Zac Effron and Rose McGowan, so the studio made the right call in the casting department. But I have 2 questions

    1) they’ve been filming for months already, why is the superfish reporting on casting decisions now?

    2) Zac and Rose as love interests for eachother? seriously? I’d believe her as his mother, but not his girlfriend…maybe because she isn’t a dude

  6. I have entered a world of crazy

    True statements:

    “She was doing so much better when she was with Kevin Federline.”

    “She was doing so much better when she was with Marilyn Manson.”

    shhhh….listen…hoofbeats…four horsemen…

    • truthordare

      WTF? Why make such a nasty judgmental comment? Do you know anything about her upbringing? Educate yourself on this poor girls childhood then comeback with some compassion. Although if your honest, you’ll probably see the resemblance between you and her parents.

  7. Hecubus

    ‘Speed fucking racer’, who gives a fuck. It’s just going to be another Hollywood pile of recycled shit anyway. Rather than worrying about hiring the actress with the least plastic surgery why not write a fucking original script ? Why not use the chance you have to create art ??? Oh no, the 18 – 24s really don’t go for art. Speed fucking racer, if there were any justice Hollwood would have been swallowed up completely by a vengeful Earth by now.

  8. havoc

    Plus, she’s fat.

    Like Britney……

    .

  9. hey...wha?

    Fish, that was pretty slick with the pictures – it was like her actual reverse-makeover. You should have left up the first set too, it would have illustrated the story perfectly.

  10. pointandlaugh

    got dammit……she is butt-ugly.

  11. flavio

    what does it matter if she’s recognizable? isn’t she supposed to get into character anyways?

  12. Agent

    No biggie. She just has to be patient and wait until she gets a casting call for a big-budget alien invasion movie.

  13. ssdd

    Pic’s 7 & 8 .. Love how the actual Eye -BRow stops almost midway over the eye yet the EYEbRow pencil just keeps on going and going and going……oh so .. so so manicured

  14. Robert

    I know I noticed her skin below her eyes is messed up, I thought she had a stroke.

  15. Dr. 90210

    The real story is that she got in a car accident, her own eyeglasses shattered and glass was wedged into her skin around her eye. The plastic surgery would have been much simpler and less extensive if she got to the hospital right away, but Robert Rodriquez kept her at the accident scene for two hours, masturbating repeatedly onto her face.

  16. Nicole

    She looks kind of like Alyssa Milano?

  17. Texas Tranny

    I love the dress.

  18. @16
    I would love to masturbate onto Zac’s face.

  19. @19 You and TT could have a circle jerk on Zac’s face

  20. G

    OMG how did Michael Jackson get into the lineup on the last shot?

  21. Texas Tranny

    No Jimbo, wouldn’t want to waste any of that.

  22. IT’S ALWAYS INTERESTING TO SEE THE KINDS OF COMMENT LEFT BY PEOPLE WITH EXTREMELY LOW SELF ESTEEM:

    9. havoc – September 20, 2007 12:01 PM

    Plus, she’s fat.

    Like Britney……

    11. pointandlaugh – September 20, 2007 12:05 PM

    got dammit……she is butt-ugly.

    IN THEIR OWN SHALLOW LITTLE WORLD, THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE ARE IN DENIAL ABOUT HOW FAT AND UGLY THEY ARE THEMSELVES. SUBCONSCIOUSLY THEY KNOW WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF THEM, BUT CONCIOUSLY THEY SHIELD THEMSELVES FROM THE TRUTH. THE MANIFESTATION OF HOW THEY TRULY FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES COMES OUT IN THESE TRANSPARENT ATTEMPS TO PROJECT THEIR OWN NEGATIVE SELF IMAGES ONTO OTHERS THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY PRETTIER AND/OR THINNER THAN THEY ARE. UNFORTUNATELY THESE PEOPLE ARE REALLY JUST HURTING THEMSELVES EVERY TIME THEY MAKE SUCH COMMENTS. EVEN THOUGH THEY THINK IT MAKES THEM FEEL/LOOK BETTER, IT REALLY ONLY SERVES TO REINFORCE THEIR OWN NEGATIVE SELF IMAGE.

  23. FunnyFish

    I don’t give a damn about this woman. I just wanted to tell the fish dude he is funny as hell. On all these articles his commentary is ripping. Get outta this line of work dude and become a comedian. You would be awesome. I swear!

  24. no wonder her eyes look plastic!

  25. Texas Tranny

    Oh great,
    now we have a psychiatrist on the Fish.

  26. TetterkeT

    Efron couldn’t “connect to the romantic lead” and they didn’t feel he was “believable as a leading man?” Um… I wonder what made them think that? Maybe because he is teh gay!@#$

  27. unicornzrawk

    <3 Emile Herche <3

  28. Actually, I don’t recognize her either. I used to love her face, but now she looks completely different. It’s bizarre.

  29. Frasier

    In fact, shouting all the time is the key diagnostic sign of low self-esteem. You’re worried that if you speak in a normal tone of voice, nobody will listen. And you’re 100% correct.

  30. Blondie

    She doesn’t look any different than she did before…

  31. say what?

    ^^^^^ nigga you out your mind

  32. sportsdvl

    #1 – claiming to be “first” is plain lame and lazy. Kinda like Rose’s eye.

  33. 30. Frasier – September 20, 2007 1:01 PM

    In fact, shouting all the time is the key diagnostic sign of low self-esteem. You’re worried that if you speak in a normal tone of voice, nobody will listen. And you’re 100% correct.
    ___________________________________________________________

    SO WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR POINT? HOW IS MY ACTING UPON THE OBSERVATION THAT TYPING IN ALL CAPS WILL GET MY MESSAGE READ A SIGN OF LOW SELF ESTEEM. ITS CALLED LOGIC. I DON’T TYPE MESSAGES SO THEY CAN BLOW AWAY IN THE WIND.

  34. LL

    The most hilarious thing about this story is that studio execs were deep in discussion about casting in SPEED RACER. Man, I thought my job was kind of ridiculous, but at least I don’t have to actually discuss the casting of a movie based on a fucking low-rent cartoon. As long as Hollywood still has money to throw away on crap like this, I don’t want to hear any whining about the danger of illegal downloading of movies.

    And we must have a recognizable actress in the movie, because Speed Racer is the story of our lives. “Romeo and Juliet,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Speed Racer.” Yup, those three stories together weave a tapestry of the meaning of human existence, for all time.

    “… people doing it on my dryer. While my cat watches.” – Hey, I saw that one. The cat was especially good, particularly when it started licking its ass. Hot.

  35. I miss my Irish Rose

    She looks much better here than the pictures from yesterday. Too bad about the surgery though. She used to look so much younger than she really was, now quite a bit older. Before I wanted to kidnap her and take her far far away and keep her all to myself. Now…I guess I’d still like an autograph.

  36. She is so utterly ridiculous looking it’s hard to imagine that she’s a human.

  37. Riotboy

    Rose would have make a great Trixie!

  38. dave

    she looks like Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in “Sunset Boulevard”, very creepy

  39. Jules

    “HOW IS MY ACTING UPON THE OBSERVATION THAT TYPING IN ALL CAPS WILL GET MY MESSAGE READ”

    ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?

  40. lambman

    Are these pics recent? Because she looks freaking fantastic in them!!!!

    If any guy looks at pic #2 and his reaction is “she looks fat” than that guy is gay and needs to stop reading Vogue. She is very thin, but still has some curves to her and that’s hot. Grindhouse showed very clearly that she has an awesome body.

    pic #6 is cute as hell

  41. adeliza

    Eye surgery my ass. She had plastic surgery and a chemical peel in order to remove any and all traces of Marilyn Manson’s jizz dna that might be left in her pores.

  42. @38

    Zac would have made a BETTER Trixie. He might have even gone TOPLESS! Hubba hubba.

  43. @43

    I would SO suck on Zac’s nippies, then jizz all over his highlites. BOOOyahhh.

  44. 40. Jules – September 20, 2007 1:50 PM

    “HOW IS MY ACTING UPON THE OBSERVATION THAT TYPING IN ALL CAPS WILL GET MY MESSAGE READ”

    ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?
    ___________________________________________________________

    YES, OBVIOUSLY MUCH BETTER THAN YOU CAN READ OR UNDERSTAND IT.

  45. Dick Richards

    Okay, does anyone feel confused by Zach Efrom’s not being able to connect with his female costar? Of-course not. Because Mr. Efron is homosexual. Many homosexual men pretend to be straight men in movies. Tom Cruise, Kevin Spacey, Tom Selleck, that guy that plays “Malfoy’s” dad in the Harry Potter movies; they make the roles work, because they’re actors. Zach Efron’s gay, and can’t even pretend to like girls. Because he’s not really an actor.

  46. jrzmommy

    the casting crew didn’t feel he was believable as a….male.

    Zac Efron knows he’s a homo, right? RIGHT?

  47. Robert

    Oh so that is why Christina Ricci’s hair is like that now ! Of Course She is Trixie ! anyway the movie will bomb

  48. TomCruise

    Zack wasn’t right as the romantic lead to a 34 year old woman. He will do great as the romantic lead next to a 44 year old man. That’s why he will be in my next movie MI:IV . In this fast paced flick it will be Zac’s job to get the hope diamond out of Hulk Hogan’s butt which is where it is hidden while the hulkster’s in prison. I train Zack in the movies opening scenes in ways to handle violent prison mansex. We can do this because both of us are not gay and movie professionals. Please note in the sex scenes how I am always on top. Being on top makes me the man. A non-gay man.

  49. paco

    maybe its better that she is unrecognizable…i wouldn’t want to be recognized the way she looked b4.
    oh…you guys who do the “first” thing are amazingly stupid. i told some friends that people did that and they laughed and said they didn’t believe me. then i showed them and they laughed some more.

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