Oscar Winner Sally Field Told She "Wasn’t Pretty Enough" To Be On The Big Screen

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Sally Field, best known for her roles in iconic movies like Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire, Norma Rae, and Forrest Gump, faced some serious haters before reaching the top.

While Sally was a TV regular on shows like Gidget, the actress hoped to transition into film. Her management, however, had different ideas, telling the brunette she simply “wasn’t pretty enough” for the silver screen.   

"When I decided I needed to back out of TV altogether, I told him, 'I'm not going do any more TV' and he said, 'Well that's ridiculous. You can't do that, you can't get into film. You're not pretty enough. You're not good enough,' " Sally said at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, reports People.     

"And I said, 'You're fired.' And at the same time, I also left my husband because he was like, 'Well, what will we do? We don't have any money.' And I said, 'Well get out.' "       

And, we couldn’t agree more with the advice the 68-year-old actress would give her 25-year-old self.    

"Your thighs are as good as they're ever going to get," Sally said. "So bend down and kiss them, and quit criticizing them."    

Amen to that, sister.
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