Movie beauty Catherine Zeta-Jones is seeking an unglamorous, ugly role in the hope of securing a future Best Actress Oscar win.
The Welsh actress won a Best Supporting Actress gong for her performance of murderer Velma Kellyin the hit musical Chicago last year but still believes she has to prove her acting credibility to Hollywood skeptics.
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According to British tabloid The Daily Mail, Zeta-Jones has been begging Monster writer and director Patty Jenkins for a role as a gritty female builder in a forthcoming movie, after seeing South African stunner Charlize Theron win an Academy Award for playing unattractive serial killer Aileen Wuornos last month.
A film insider says, "Catherine is tired of her glamorous image and saw what an amazing job Patty did with Charlize - not least helping her win an Oscar."