Rose McGowan, Zac Efron have casting troubles

By: The Superficial / September 20, 2007
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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.