Rose McGowan, Zac Efron have casting troubles

September 20th, 2007 // 72 Comments

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.


  1. jrzmommy

    I told some friends about a tool that goes by paco and what a jack off he is….and they laughed and didn’t believe me……then I showed them and they laughed some more………..HEY! That’s weird!!!!!

  2. Tits McGee

    Two words: Robert Rodriquez

    This is Robert Rodriquez’s New Bitch. He dumped his wife and kids for this one legged whore (from his movie) who else must he fuck and leave during every movie he does. Typical Hispanic manshit..
    She was raised in a freaky religious commune, too, as a kid, and never was exposed to much of anything until she ran off when she hit 18 years old. Dumb ass cunt.

    and furthermore, The ticklish comfort of a good old-fashioned mustache ride…

  3. Tits McGee

    Oh, and furthermore, she’s a bad actress.
    And she has horribly low, and worthless self-esteem. You can smell it on her like you can smell Keno in a townie bar in Dorchester.

  4. sdfds

    why did she fuck up her perfect face ? She wasn’t even old looking ! Women please do not get Facial Plastic Surgery ! Not until you are at least 80 !

  5. adeliza

    #51 .

    Nya ha!

    Don’t know why, but that’s funny as hell!
    Quick timing too!

    heee heee

  6. StillBourne Identity

    Considering she reaks of the type of woman who loves to have her partner shit in her mouth, it’s only fitting she have enough surgery to give her the Asian look.

    Zac Efron, well, he’s just a gay.

  7. StillBourne Identity

    Sorry, I meant Oriental Slant look. Not Asian. Sorry…

  8. Hominid

    She’s definitely had some work done, and not just for her auto accident. And she’s still good-looking, but she was absolutely stunning before she went and messed everything up. It absolutely boggles my mind that gorgeous women like her will do this to themselves. She was heartbreakingly pretty five years ago, now she’s just conventionally attractive. What a waste.

  9. ninjarobot

    didnt they already make this movie with tom cruise?
    gays of thunder?
    zac would have been perfect.


    What part was she supposed to be up for? Trixi?

    You know they’re going to ruin Speed like they ruin everything else.

  11. Connie

    i know this is probably stupid on my part, but i thought she looked a lot different. i didnt even know she had plastic surgery, i was wondering about it though. i think she looks like an old woman now, she looked so much better before.

  12. Hollywood Agent

    She looks just like everyone else in Hollywood.

    Everyone in Hollywood is a Clone.

    All these actresses care about is keeping up with the latest cosmetic surgery trends. She’s just “Jones -in-it” (keeping up with the Jones’).

  13. Evil

    Rose went so Sharon Stone. I like both, but they both have fucked up their faces. Watch Basic Instinct 1 then watch Basic Instinct 2. She is unrecognizable. Damn Rose!

  14. hey, she is really pretty. her skin is so fair and she doesn’t wear a lot of make-up. She looks exactly the same in my opinion. You guys suck. Another thing is, these pictures are too goddamned zoomed in. Who the hell looks at someone this close. It’s just offensive.

  15. Mama Pinkus

    Ms. McGowan is a bit young to be sporting the “permanent look of surprise” look.

  16. lopelus

    Wow. The casting directors are really hard up on themselves, aren’t they? It’s a movie about Speed Racer for Christ’s sake, they could use Michael Jackson and Britney Spears for the leads and it’d be just as credible.

  17. B

    Is that Ashley Judd?

  18. Rose had nothing on the other two girls from charmed.

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  19. Lisa

    Only reason why I’m seeing Speed Racer is to see Rain play the rival racer :9.

  20. Zou

    even thow she had plastic surgery she s still recodnisable, and i think she s a great actress ( she rocked in Charmed )

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