If you like to watch crap films, especially sequels, then you’ll probably know who Ruby Rose is. This model turned actor can usually be seen pouting in the background of many a substandard movie, almost like a clueless extra channelling Derek Zoolander’s “Blue Steel”. You may have noticed Ruby in such trashy films as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, XXX: Return Of Xander Cage, and John Wick: Chapter 2. Hey, maybe she likes titles with colons or maybe she has a penchant for shite sequels, but whatever the reason, Rose has appeared in numerous heaps of filmic feculence. And yet, even in inferior flicks such as the ones I’ve just listed, Ruby Rose sticks out as being the most amateur actor on screen (and standing next to Vin Diesel or Milla Jovovich, that takes some doing).
Being slightly attractive apparently means you get a pass into Hollywood, forget honing your acting skills, just stand there and look cute. Of course the idea of models trying to act isn’t a new thing; from Grace Jones in Vamp to Cindy Crawford in Fair Game, models are usually allowed into Hollywood to “pretty-fy” a film, and it’s strange that such an archaic, and even sexist concept is still rife in Tinseltown today. Every time you see substandard acting from models such as Jeff Ryan appearing on TV to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Abbey Lee appearing on film (the latter two ruining Mad Max: Fury Road) models usually pop up and destroy the overall look and credibility of a film and Ruby Rose is no different.
These so-called multi-disciplined, model-slash-wannabe-actors pop up on the scene now and again, back in the day it was Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, rapping, modelling, and then acting. It’s weird that during these people’s rise up the rungs of entertainment, nobody seems to mention that these lames aren’t worthy of one of their professions let alone several. As an apparent model, DJ, TV presenter, and actor, let’s hope Ruby Rose’s other chosen vocations are better suited to her Justin-Bieber-looking, no-acting-talent-having arse (because portraying varied characters sure isn’t her thing). If she was in a scene being chased by a hoard of pine monsters through a redwood forest, it’d still be her performance that’d be the most wooden.
Not All Rubies Have Value.