What Is Up With Rob Lowe's Face? The Actor On His Crazy 'Candelabra' Role
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Rob Lowe thought the script for "Behind the Candelabra" was great and he jumped at the chance to work with stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who play Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson in the glitzy, perceptive movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
But Lowe's character in the HBO film, plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Startz, looks like a cat. A cat with shiny skin and lustrous, early '80s hair. The absurdity of the situation was not lost on Lowe.
"There were days when I would go, 'This is the end, for sure, of my career,'" Lowe said in a recent interview. "When I walked on the set and looked at Michael with his fat suit and caftan, Matt in his velour, butt-hugger shorts and Farrah wig, and me as Startz -- I said, 'It’s over for all of us. This is it.'"
The film is not a career-ender for anyone, certainly not for Damon, Douglas, Lowe and fellow cast members Debbie Reynolds, Dan Ackroyd and Scott Bakula. (Many will be drawn to "Candelabra" by the spectacle of Liberace's
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