British comedy actor Steve Coogan has slammed Hollywood's obsession with
looks - because he was forced to endure intense beauty sessions for his new
Coogan, who stars alongside Jackie Chan in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS,
was surprised by how much emphasis is placed on outward appearances in
He says, "When I was in America filming, I was told to lose loads of
weight, had to go on a crash diet and was put on a strict gym regime. I even
had my teeth whitened.
"I couldn't believe it when they sent me to have fake tan sprayed on once
"And they don't just like you to be tanned out there - they want you to be
bright orange and, quite frankly, it looks ridiculous."