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szdaily -> Entertainment -> 
Jameela Jamil is told she is ‘too ethnic’ to make it in the US
    2018-05-22  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

JAMEELA JAMIL has said she was told she was “too old, too ethnic and too fat” to launch a career in the U.S.

The former BBC Radio 1 presenter landed a part in sitcom “The Good Place” in her first audition, despite being “actively discouraged” from moving to Hollywood by some in the U.K.

The 32-year-old said she moved to Los Angeles without a job or even a plan.

“I was literally starting again and I was actively discouraged by everyone in England,” she told BBC Radio 5 live’s Anna Foster.

“Everyone said I was being mad, throwing away an eight-year career, and that I was too old, too ethnic, and too fat to come over to Los Angeles.” She admitted she exaggerated her acting experience to win a role in “The Good Place” alongside Ted Danson and Kristen Bell.

“I lied in my audition. I said I’d mostly done theater because it’s harder to track down,” Jamil explained.

“Technically it’s not a lie because when I was 6 I played Oliver’s mother in my school play. I was creative with the truth.”

In the show, Jameela plays Tahani Al-Jamil, a wealthy British philanthropist whose name translates as “Congratulations Beautiful.”

It’s been praised by critics and has been renewed for a third season.

“I didn’t even have time to get an acting coach, so I basically had to learn how to act from Ted Danson.

“I’m a fast learner and I have an amazing group of people around me. I’m not De Niro, but I’m getting there.”

(SD-Agencies)

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