Eugenio Siller, the actor who can’t get a job because he’s very white and athletic

It is usually logical to hear that an actor or actress is not considered for a certain role or role because it does not meet the established beauty paradigms -which, to tell the truth, also end up being harmful prejudices- but it is unusual to hear that an artist is left aside for being nice or having a well-shaped body. Well that’s what happens to Eugene Sillerthe mexican actor having trouble getting a job “for being very white”.

No, it’s not a joke or fake news. The 41-year-old Mexican actor, who rose to fame in the world of soap operas with the role of Alejandro Miranda Arango in “Al diablo con los Guapos” (2007), recounted in a recent interview that being white and having a good body has closed the door on several job opportunities.

Throughout his 25-year career, Eugenio Siller claims to have been a victim of this type of ‘discrimination’. However, the actor who gave life to José María Lazcano in the series “Who killed Sara?”, Which is broadcast on Netflix, assures that he is already used to this type of difficulty.

The actor playing Saint Joseph in the movie "El Niño Dios" (Photo: Eugenio Siller / Instagram)
The actor playing Saint Joseph in the movie “El Niño Dios” (Photo: Eugenio Siller / Instagram)


In an interview for the magazine Tv y Novelas, actor Eugenio Siller – who has also ventured into the cinema, and his latest film is “El Niño Dios” – asserted that he has been discarded from some productions because he has certain physical characteristics that do not benefit him.

“You can’t imagine how many times this has happened to me! What if they don’t like my voice, what if I’m very white, what if I’m blonde, what if very athletic. And I can understand not giving the type of the character; the bad thing then is the treatment you get from the cast managers or those who do the acting tests”said the actor.

Siller, a native of Tampico, Tamaulipas, pointed out that he has also tried his luck in American productions, where he has still ended up being rejected. However, he is aware of the competition that exists in that market, so he is focused on continuing to prepare.

“In the United States, for example, I went to an audition and they cut me right in the middle: ‘Thank you, no, the next one!’, and you feel really bad that they don’t even let you finish. It is not an easy career, I always knew it: the competition is enormous, and I tell you, you always have to be breaking stones, preparing yourself and assuming that rejection is part of the actor’s day-to-day”he explained.

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Despite this, Eugenio Siller stated that he does not take this rejection as something personal, but as part of the job of being an actor. “I’ve already learned not to take it personally, and that helps a lot so that they don’t hurt you: it took me a long time to learn to love and accept myself as I am.”sentenced.

However, on social networks, especially on Twitter, several Internet users sarcastically criticized his bad luck. “How difficult it is to be white, blond, blue-eyed, 1.89, athletic body, thick voice, how difficult” either “Things that only happen to the pretty ones”emphasizing that Siller meets the model of beauty that film and television producers like.

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