Josh Lucas Admits His Good Looks Sometimes Got Him “Dismissed” In Hollywood

It’s not so easy having movie-star good looks.

At least that’s according to Palm Royale‘s Josh Lucas, who admitted that he often found himself typecast or just straight-up written off in Hollywood because he was almost too easy on the eyes.

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“I was thoroughly dismissed for it, frankly,” Lucas told Chloë Sevigny in a conversation for Vanity Fair. “It was like, ‘Oh, you’re an LA TV guy. You’re a pretty boy LA TV guy.’ I couldn’t break through that door. And then it’s frankly always been a bit of a, ‘Oh, you’re a Sweet Home Alabama guy.’ I consciously—and probably did very difficult damage to my career—was trying so hard to fight against that. I did a thousand independent movies that nobody saw. I tried to be Sean Penn in all of them.”

“It’s funny to now go to [Palm Royale] and have people be like, ‘Oh, you’re funny!'” he continued. “I can’t tell you how much I yearned for years to go back and do that. It’s actually the place I think is the most interesting and rewarding and difficult from an acting standpoint.”

In Apple’s Palm Royale, Lucas plays Douglas Darby Dellacorte-Simmons, the black sheep of a high-society family who is supposedly the only heir to grand dame Norma Dellacorte (Carol Burnett).

In March, Lucas told Deadline that “as far as he knows,” he will be reprising his role as a young John Dutton on Yellowstone, which has returned to production. The second half of season 5 will premiere on Paramount Network in November.

“I did text Taylor [Sheridan] a couple of months back and said, ‘hey man, I’ve loved working on the show so much. He’s like, ‘well we’ll be back.”

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