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Lowe: ‘There’s This Unbelievable Bias And Prejudice Against Good-Looking People’

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Rob Lowe is a presenter at the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes Awarded in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on Dec. 12, 2013 in Mountain View, Calif. (credit: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for MerchantCantos)

Rob Lowe is a presenter at the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes Awarded in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on Dec. 12, 2013 in Mountain View, Calif. (credit: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for MerchantCantos)

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBSDC) — Actor Rob Lowe believes there is a bias against attractive people.

Lowe, the 50-year-old actor who was born in Charlottesville, Va., told The New York Times Magazine in a recent interview — tongue-in-cheek — that good-looking people can lead interesting lives.

“There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting. They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor,” Lowe told The Times Magazine. “I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously.”

The former member of the 1980s “Brat Pack” gang also talked about how critics didn’t believe he would take on comedic roles.

“Again, there’s a historical bias that good-looking people are not funny,” Lowe stated.

Lowe also said in the interview that he wants the “government out of almost everything” and calls political parties overrated.

“Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over,” Lowe said. “I judge the candidates for who they are.”

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