Like many actors and actresses before her, Kate Upton’s big break came as a model rather than an actress. You might think that her curvy figure helped her to gain worldwide acknowledgment and kick off her movie career, but 21 year old Upton believes otherwise.
Upton recently starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj and Leslie Mann in the romantic comedy The Other Woman. Kate shared in an interview with Vogue that it wasn’t easy to get her agents to send her for castings It might come as a shock, but Kate’s team actually feared her body wasn’t well proportioned for a Hollywood actress. The 21 year old became famous for her attractive curves and voluptuous body proportions, but they didn’t do her much good when it came to pursuing an acting career. Upton shared that she had to work hard to convince her team that an actress shouldn’t be as thin and as flat as a catwalk model.
In the interview Kate also stated that her role model Marilyn Monroe worked as a model before becoming an actress and that her famous curves didn’t impede her.