[Blind Gossip] This cute actor has always worked steadily and has landed some interesting gigs over the years. However, they aren’t exactly the roles he wants. He wants to be the leading man.
What’s stopping him? Well, he is short. There are a several short actors out there who have made it big (e.g. Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Kevin Hart) but they are the exception rather than the rule. Sure, there are heel lifts, but our actor wants a more permanent change.
He’s had a couple of casting directors tell him flat out that they just can’t book him as the lead because of his height. He has started looking into limb lengthening, where they purposefully break your legs and then put them in these metal splint devices that pull your leg apart and make it longer while the bone heals. He’ll only have to take about six months off. He figures that even if he can only get to 5’9″ or 5’10”, it will be worth it because he will get offered more of the kinds of roles he really wants.
That sounds very ambitious. And very painful!
Similar: The Shortest Man in the World
[Optional] If your job prospects were limited because of your height, would you consider limb lengthening surgery?