May 11th, 2011
05:32 PM ET
A recent radio interview almost turned ugly when the host informed Oscar winner Hilary Swank that she isn't pretty.
Swank was chatting with Kim Masters of L.A.'s KCRW on Monday when the discussion turned to the lack of roles for older actresses in Hollywood.
“I'm still young enough that I haven't been feeling the brunt of that," Swank said. "Certainly, you hear about it … and you do see it, although you also see a lot more roles I think opening up for older women. I mean, Meryl Streep seems to be dominating."
"Oh, but she's… the exception," replied Masters. "She's not a pretty girl, and you're not either."
Rather than being reduced to tears, the "Boys Don't Cry" star joked, "Hey, what are you saying?!" then added, "Actually, I completely know what you're saying. I play characters. I don't play a movie star-looking type of person, which I prefer. I mean, who walks around looking like that anyway?"
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