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Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Jennifer Love Hewitt Anymore

Jennifer Love Hewitt is a quite well known actress of Hollywood. But it now seems that she might not get anymore movies after all. Let us have a close glance at the possible reasons.

#1 Women hate her

It is a universal truth acknowledged that most women seem to hate Jennifer Love Hewitt. It is really not about HER after all. At least, not her as a person that they seem to dislike. It is not because she’s really super hot. It is not women at large who seem to have a problem with her. To all those ladies who are in their late 20s/early 30s, J. Love represents a darker time indeed.

The late 20s to early 30s is really an important demographic for Hollywood producers, and taking a risk on an actress who is decidedly a bit unpopular with this age group is not worth the gamble when the actress in question seems to rile the ladies on a really daily basis. Hewitt is regularly slammed in the celebrity gossip columns, even if she has also been accused of being a hypocrite.

In the year, 2008 Hewitt actually responded to some unflattering paparazzi photos that showed she had gained some weight by making a statement on body image: “To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini. Put it on and stay strong.” It was a real sentiment echoed by her female followers…although those same fans were shocked when Hewitt then lost a huge 18 pounds in just ten weeks and later showed off her new body in a pretty controversial magazine shoot.

#2 The critics hate her, as well

Jennifer Love Hewitt, is perhaps the worst-reviewed actress since 1985, according to a Slate.com analysis of RottenTomatoes.com scores.

So what did she do to deserve this type of dishonor? This sex symbol starred in the critically panned “Garfield” movies, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.”

While some of these movies were hits commercially speaking, she has never starred in a movie that was deemed “fresh” (scoring above 60 percent) on Rotten Tomatoes, and she has an average of almost 18.9 percent for all her movies. Sixteen of her feature films have Tomatometer scores, and each and every single one has been deemed Rotten.

Her latest effort to swap the small screen for the big one came courtesy of 2013’s Jewtopia, which is a romantic comedy that scored a measly 10 percent and was also described as a film that “manages to be offensive to almost everyone, including people who like to laugh at something because it’s funny.” This isn’t her lowest-scoring film, either, with slasher sequel I Still know What You Did Last Summer is also holding a terrible seven percent approval rating and The Suburbans and Truth About Love both sitting on embarrassing critical goose eggs.

#3 She isn’t in any way profitable

Hewitt’s most successful film in terms of box office return remains the one that shot her to stardom to back in the year 1997. I Know What You Did Last Summer was put together for an estimated budget of $17 million and returned a massive $72 million from the domestic market alone, with a further $53 million banked overseas. Hoping to see the same basic margins of profit with this sequel, producers allocated a budget of $65 million, though the writing was on the wall after the first weekend’s receipts amounted to less than $17 million. The film, however, only took $40 million domestically, the first of Hewitt’s many high-profile box-office blunders.

Other bombs include action comedy The Tuxedo, which cost almost $60 million but only brought in $50 million domestically, and the animated Delgo, which, at the time of release, was officially the worst box office opener in history. The ill-fated fantasy adventure opened in about 2,160 theaters and it even grossed just $511,920, a shocking per-venue average of just $237.

#4 She has a very big reputation for being difficult

People just love to talk in Hollywood. A bad reputation will surely follow you around just like a bad smell on the streets of Tinseltown, and getting into a drawn-out spat with the producers is undoubtedly a sure fire way to earn one. Hewitt’s Lifetime drama series The Client List was actually due to be renewed for a third season in 2013, though the network put it on hold when the actress actually got pregnant. Her pregnancy was not the issue, however (her character in the show was actually having a baby too), it was just how she wanted to incorporate it into the show that put her at odds with Client List producers.

The actress had reportedly wanted her co-star Brian Hallisay (her partner in real life and also the father of her real child) to play the father of her baby on the particular show. The producers had, however, other plans for the story, which put them at an impasse with Hewitt, who apparently would not budge over her request. The show was then axed on November 1, 2013, with the former star’s first child being born later that same month.

Hewitt openly and very frankly admits that her many quirks don’t make it easy for producers, especially if their office happens to be on a high floor: “The trouble is that many of the Hollywood meetings I have to attend take place at the top of tall buildings, and I simply cannot set foot in [an elevator] if there are too many people in it.”

#5 She can hardly handle criticism

Developing a pretty thick skin has always been critical to great success for all actors and actresses. No director wants to work with someone who cannot handle some criticism at all (constructive or otherwise), and this is another reason that Hewitt is not inundated with more offers anymore. For example, she made a huge deal of quitting Twitter over the sheer “negativity” that users were sending her way, writing, “Unfortunately with all the negativity people choose to send on Twitter as well as threats to their own well-being I’m sad to say Twitter is no longer for me. Life should be filled with positivity and holding each other up, not making threats and sending bad vibes, to those of you who made it a joy thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

All Hewitt did by making a show of leaving Twitter was highlight how unpopular she was with a number of users on the particular social media service—not something she should actually be advertising if she ever wishes to return to the big time. Her pretty grand exit was all in vain anyway, as later returned to tweet as much as ever.

#6 She has been considered for a Razzie award, twice

As one might always expect, Hewitt’s stardom has been strongly accompanied with some criticism, both of her acting as well as her looks. Citing her performances in The Tuxedo and Garfield (2004), she was as well discussed as a possible Worst Actress nominee for the Razzie Awards, an annual ceremony dedicated to “saluting the worst that Hollywood has to offer.”

In the end, the awards in question went to Britney Spears and Madonna (joint Worst Actress winners in 2003 for Crossroads and Swept Away), and Halle Berry (who won in the year 2005 for the much-maligned Catwoman and became the first actress to actually collect her award in person).

#7 What’s next for JLH?

Hewitt has been absent from all the screens since her character was actually written off Criminal Minds after merely a single season (much to the delight of fans who petitioned CBS to give her the shoe), though this coincided with her giving birth to her second child after all. She does not seem to have any acting projects in the works at the moment, but that is bound to change sooner than later and in the meantime, she is likely penning the follow-up to her New York Times bestselling dating advice book The Day I Shot Cupid, which has been in the works for a good number of years.

#8 If you actually have time to waste, then just check out the biography of Jennifer Love Hewitt

Well, after all, if you really have so much time to waste, then it is a good suggestion that kindly squeeze out sometime top have a close look at her biography.


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