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Would You Sign a Contract That Had Stipulations on Your Physical Appearance?

The recently pixified Emma Watson said that she was contractually obliged not to cut her hair while working on the Harry Potter films. (In case you're counting, that's about 10 years of having the same haircut.) This got me thinking about other celebrities that have signed contracts with stipulations on their physical appearances. Rosie O'Donnell apparently was asked that she not cut her hair as part of her negotiations for The View back in 2006. And then there's the notorious boyish cut Keri Russell had in her Felicity days, which had a studio bigwig declaring, "Nobody is cutting their hair again on our network." Of course, these tales are all part of the Hollywood game. But if you were asked to sign a contract that put stipulations on your physical appearance, would you?

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 5 years
As long as I knew ahead of time and it was something I could control like hair color or style then, yeah, I'd do it. I wouldn't sign anything about weight or other things that couldn't be as easily controlled.
kastarte2 kastarte2 5 years
Part of what these women are selling is their physical appearance. It only makes sense that they would occasionally be restricted as to how they can change their physical appearance. Although I am not sure why it should have mattered for , "The View" That one is odd. But for the others, it is just like having to lose or gain weight for a part. No different.
frannytomtom frannytomtom 5 years
if it had a good pay off, then of course!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 5 years
If the only stipulations were minor such as keeping my hair a certain length and not tanning (which I would praise; less chance of skin cancer is a benefit) I would agree. When you are being paid and those are the only quibbles, then I feel there should be a feeling of gratefulness. Now if the issue was losing or gaining extreme weight beyond health reasons (which is personal option) then I would say no. Not when it will mess with my body's cells/system negatively.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 5 years
If the only stipulations were minor such as keeping my hair a certain length and not tanning (which I would praise; less chance of skin cancer is a benefit) I would agree. When you are being paid and those are the only quibbles, then I feel there should be a feeling of gratefulness. Now if the issue was losing or gaining extreme weight beyond health reasons (which is personal option) then I would say no. Not when it will mess with my body's cells/system negatively.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 5 years
For the right money sure and as long as it doesn't effect my health. I would be over or under weight for many years no matter how high the price.
Ms-Devi Ms-Devi 5 years
Unlike these people, no contract I'm being offered is worth millions of dollars so I'm going to say no. My answer will change with a better offer.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
As long as it's nothing drastic (e.g. cutting my hair, losing or gaining weight beyond 10 pounds), I'd be fine with it.
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