Kingsley attacks Hollywood for exploiting goodlooking teenagers

June 30th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 30 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley slammed Hollywood for exploiting beautiful youngsters and leading them to destroy their lives through drugs. reports that Kingsley accused producers of picking actors for their looks rather than talent.

The “Gandhi” star did not take any names, but said: “Some young people are told they are actors and they are not. It is unfair to exploit a young person who may look good on a magazine cover and tell them they can be in movies.

“You’re lifting their expectations so high and then pulling the rug from under their feet when the audience gives them a thumbs-down. We throw people away too easily, but should never invite them in the first place.”

The veteran actor is personally terrified of drugs and added: “I have my own drug - it’s called acting. I get completely stoned on it.”

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