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“What are we going to do about your face?”

A young woman was actually asked this question by her, uh, acting teacher.

Recently I took an acting class with a woman in Los Angeles, and it went as such: Do a scene, get feedback. While the other students received comments regarding their acting skills, I was called out of the room to get some private notes beginning with, “What are we going to do about your face?”

She was also told that she should get collagen injections, a nose job, a chin lift and to “fix that gummy smile.”

Read the whole thing.

It has an affirming, happy ending. But yikes. Choose your acting teachers carefully.