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'Good Will Hunting' makers didn't find Minnie Driver appealing

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actress Minnie Driver says she almost lost her role in the "Good Will Hunting" as the producers didn't find her attractive enough for the part.

The 46-year-old actress, who received an Oscar nomination for the role, was talking about the rudest thing that has ever happened to her, reported ET online.

"I really can't (name names)because then I'll never work again, and I have to work because I have a mortgage. You know what? The producer of 'Good Will Hunting' did not think I was hot enough to be in that film, and did not want me in the film," Driver said.

The movie had several producers and the actress said she actually didn't remember who gave the note, explaining it "came from the top."

But co-creators, and Ben Affleck, as well as director Gus Van Sant, worked to get her on board.

"(They) fought very hard for me to play that role. I am grateful to them until this day," she said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 08:28 IST