Jennifer Love Hewitt isn’t getting movie roles and offers like she used to. As a matter of fact, many kids of the YouTube generation really don’t even know who she is even though she was one of the biggest Hollywood stars of the mid to late 1990s. You couldn't open a magazine in the 90s without seeing her face staring back at you. She was one of the most loved stars of the time, even though she was known more for her beauty than her acting abilities or talents. She managed to build a huge fan base thanks to her roles in films such as I Know What you Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait. She was also a star of the hugely popular teen drama, Party of Five.
It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Love Hewitt is still in her thirties because quite frankly, Hollywood hasn’t taken any notice of her for many years now. Her career crashed and burned quite quickly. Sure, this happens to a lot of actresses in the entertainment business but when it comes to Jennifer Love Hewitt, a lot of people think there’s a good reason behind the downfall to her career. A lot of critics think that Hollywood shunned not just because of her diminishing popularity, but because of her diva attitude, too. With that being said, here are 15 reasons why Hollywood isn’t casting Jennifer Love Hewitt anymore.
15 Her Poor Box Office Record
One of the biggest reasons why Hollywood isn’t casting Jennifer Love Hewitt anymore is because she just happened to star in the worst box office opener in history. That’s right. She stared in an animated film called Delgo back in 2007 and it just made $237 at the box office. She’s been since shunned from both movie and television work.
But Jennifer doesn’t see it this way. She has said in the past, “I like both movies and TV, for different reasons. Films are amazing. It's so historic and exciting. Television, for me, is great because I love to act, every day. I love to learn, and I love to be able to just do what I love. It's when I'm at my best. So, I love TV for that reason because it's every day.”
14 Her Fans Don’t Even Like Her
Also, another reason why Jennifer Love Hewitt’s fan base don’t even love her is because she often flip flops with her opinion and the things she says in public. One moment she wants girls to love themselves just the way they are and the next moment she’s losing 18 pounds just so she can pose in a bikini on the cover of a gossip magazine. For her critics, Jennifer Love lacks consistency. She says one thing, but means another and her fans are tired of hearing it. It’s no wonder they are done with her.
Jennifer also loves to be treated like a princess everywhere she goes. She once said, “I love that whole princess mentality, but I also like throwing my hair in a ponytail and just wearing jeans, going on a hike and then eating a big chili-cheeseburger.”
13 She’s Another Anne Hathaway
One of the biggest problems with Jennifer is that she has Anne Hathaway syndrome, so to speak. In other words, she tends to make enemies with her female counterparts because of the somewhat patronizing and condescending things she says. She pretend to be on the female team and is all about girl power, but her actions always tell a different story. For example, Jennifer insists that she loves her curves just the way they are. But then she goes on secret diets in order to fit into an itsy bitsy bikini before the summer beach season begins. Her critics think that she just needs to stop flip flopping and stick with one thing!
She was quoted as saying, “To all girls with [curves], hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong.”
12 Did She Quit Acting?
Some people think that Jennifer Love Hewitt simply gave up on Hollywood. Others think that Hollywood gave up on her. And while we might never know what the truth is behind closed doors, we do know one thing. She’s not as in demand as she was before. Jennifer might have either thrown in the towel or gotten tired of all the Hollywood demands and pressure to keep up with the changes in the industry. That, or her bad attitude might be another reason why no one is calling her phone anymore. Either way, her future looks bleak right now and that’s not a good thing.
She once said, “Sometimes it's the toughest moments that you learn the most about yourself, and the more you know yourself, the less you are willing to give away.”
11 Her War With The Tabloids
Jennifer Love Hewitt is a very sensitive person. But then again, most people are. It’s without a doubt that it’s usually not easy reading things about yourself that simply aren’t true in the tabloids. Yet, this used to happen on a daily basis for Jennifer during the prime of her career. And as a result, she would retaliate but unfortunately, it just made things worse for her. The gossip and tabloid media just refused to give her a break, no matter how hard she tried to get them to leave her alone.
She once said in an interview, “Magazines and opinions of you and stuff like that, those will change, but your opinion of yourself does not have to based on what other people say. So I just learned that my inner voice has to be louder than their outside voice.”
10 She’s A 90s Star
Let’s face it: Jennifer Love Hewitt hasn’t been an A-list star in nearly two decades. And while a lot of actors and actresses have plenty of ups and downs in their careers, Jennifer’s downward spiral has been going on for quite some time. And let’s not forget, she’s still rather young. She hasn’t even hit 40 yet! But Hollywood has already closed the door on her and it looks like they might not be reopening it anytime soon.
She has said, “When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what it felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak.”
9 She’s A Razzie’s Star
But hey, we will give credit where credit is due. Jennifer Love Hewitt just happens to be a star when it comes to the anti-Oscars of the industry. We are sure you know what we are talking about: The Razzies! That’s right, she’s been nominated more times than her critics can count. Actually, we lie. She was nominated twice for Worst Actress back in 2003 and 2005. It might not be an honor, but it did help keep her name in the headlines! And bad publicity is still publicity, right?
She has said, “Sometimes I feel like the best role models and the people you should look up to most are the people who make mistakes because they show you how to overcome them and walk through that mistake with integrity and grace.”
8 Critics Can’t Stand Her
This has got to hurt, big time. According to reports, Jennifer Love Hewitt was named the worst reviewed actress in Hollywood back in 2016. That’s because she received a record amount of bad reviews and was even considered a “rotten” actress on the Tomatoemeter score on the website Rotten Tomatoes. One of her worst films was Jewtopia, which was a film that was “offensive to almost everyone, including people who like to laugh at something because it's funny." Ouch. She can’t catch a break, now can she?
Jennifer said, “There's a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female and being known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door, wanting them to ask us out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that.”
7 She Can’t Keep Up With The Crowds
Again, Jennifer Love Hewitt is still rather young compared to Hollywood standards. But unfortunately she just can’t keep up with the younger crowd and generation. That’s because she acts like she’s a much older woman, and not in a good way. A few years ago she confessed that she was just being introduced to the internet, emailing and social media. And as we all know, you need to be connected to your fans, especially if you want to stay relevant these days. Pretending to not know what social media is just makes you look bad.
She said, "I am quite shocked at how much fun it is to be able to reach out to people, on a daily basis, and keep content out there, and how much it actually really does help promote things, in such a different way."
6 Some Think She’s A Diva
Sure, there are a lot of divas in Hollywood. We’ve all seen them in action before. But with Jennifer it’s a little bit different. Back in 2013 she became pregnant with her first child and demanded that the real life father of her child (actor Brian Hallisay) also play her baby daddy on the show, The Client List. Of course, the pregnancy wasn’t the problem. It was how Jennifer managed the entire situation that irked the producers on the show.
She once said, “I fall asleep feeling beautiful. Then, in the morning, before I leave the house, I say five things I love about myself, like 'You have really pretty eyes.' That way I can go out into the world with that little bit of extra confidence. It's a feel-good protein shake in my back pocket in case someone messes with me that day.”
5 She’s Been Called The Worst Actress Of Her Generation
This is a title that no one really wants. Jennifer Love Hewitt has been called the most popular and the worst actress of her generation at the same time. Fans from the hit television drama Criminal Minds have even petitioned to get her off the show. They said it was because of her “Lifetime movie-style acting” that made it unbearable for them to watch.
Jennifer Love Hewitt has been called the worst actress of her generation by her peers, but is that really fair? Shouldn’t the title go to someone like Lindsay Lohan instead? Actually, we kid. We are sure there are a lot of people in the entertainment industry that could easily fall into this category, but we won’t go there. As a matter of fact, we don’t even have the time to go there. But the evidence is pretty obvious, isn’t it?
4 She Is Too Paranoid About Everything
This might sound odd, but Jennifer Love Hewitt just happens to be a very superstitious person. And as a result, a lot of people don’t want to work with her because they find it odd, bizarre or just tiresome. No one wants to work with someone that they constantly have to be on their toes around. And that’s how it is with Jennifer. She has her demands and there are certain things she’ll touch and certain things she won’t touch.
The woman hates chicken bones, apparently. Jennifer also knows that she has a tendency to drive people crazy. She once said, “I am a terrible hypochondriac. I have every illness known to man, and I am pretty sure I have had the bird flu four of five times. I know I drive people mad with my phobias."
3 She Prefers A Quiet Life
Another reason why Jennifer Love Hewitt might have thrown the towel is because she prefers to live a quiet life away from the spotlight instead. And who can blame her? She’s probably seen all there is to see in Hollywood and has had enough of all the pressure and the stress that comes with being a household name. And while she is one of few actresses who have managed to transition from movie to television work and vice versa, things just haven’t worked to her advantage. That’s why she was willing to walk away from it all.
She once said in the past, “I want to be an independent woman who falls in love, finds a great partner for her lifetime, has kids and kind of does it all. I'd like to have it all.”
2 Hollywood Is Just Not Interested
Also, let’s not kid ourselves here. Hollywood just isn’t interested in Jennifer Love Hewitt anymore. That’s because they have a new crop of actresses that are more popular, more in tune with this generation’s trends and even more talented. But who are we to judge? One day you are in, the next day you are out. That’s just the way the cutthroat entertainment industry works. There’s no in between and another reason why Jennifer has had a hard time finding herself during this period of her career.
She’s said, “I'm an actress, I live in L.A., I work in Hollywood. But I've learned that if you're too skinny, they'll say something about it. If you're not skinny enough, they'll say something about it. I just try to feel good in my own skin as much as I can.”
1 The New Generation Doesn’t Know Who She Is
Yes, Jennifer Love Hewitt used to be a household name, but that’s not the case anymore. The younger generation simply doesn’t know who she is. They tend to say, “Jennifer Love who?!” And really, Jennifer is mostly to blame here. She hasn’t kept up with the trends, what’s in, what’s out, or social media for that matter. Even the best Hollywood and A-list actresses know that you have to be a brand these days. You can’t just be an actor. You also have to have a social media presence, which Jennifer doesn’t have.
Jennifer once said, “When I meet young girls, I’m always like, Just do me one favor. Love what you look like right now – and remember I said it 10 years from now because it's the greatest gift I can give.”