Kate Bosworth is well-known for her parts in films such as her first feature, Blue Crush, and Bobby Darin’s biography Beyond The Sea, both of which garnered her international attention. Aside from her films, the actress is also known for her distinctively colored eyes, which are caused by a disorder known as heterochromia iridium. For the uninitiated, the disorder is a hereditary and occasionally acquired condition that causes a person’s eyes to be different colors. This minor aberration is exceedingly uncommon, affecting fewer than 1% of the world’s population. The illness might present itself in three ways.
Complete heterochromia occurs when both irises have a different color; segmental heterochromia occurs when one iris has a distinct color segment, and central heterochromia occurs when the irises match but have a ring of a different color around the pupils. Bosworth’s left eye is blue, while her right eye is hazel with a blue tinge.
Kate Bosworth Covered Her Heterochromia with Contacts
She now accepts her distinguishing trait, although this is a new development. Bosworth told The Sydney Morning Herald that her issue was a flaw and that she noticed it more “when the light is extremely grey.”
To conceal her problem, she used contact lenses for the majority of her career, particularly when she first arrived in Hollywood. But it wasn’t always because the actress wanted to. Bosworth had to ‘level out’ her eye color because casting agents and directors required her to wear colored contacts during shooting to make her eyes seem less odd. According to The Things, the unfavorable reaction to her unique feature hampered her acting performances for a decade.
Kate Bosworth Is Encouraged to Accept Her Natural Eye Color
Fortunately for Bosworth, she ultimately found a casting director who was unconcerned with her disability and encouraged her to embrace it. When she traveled to Australia to shoot Superman Returns in 2006, she met director Bryan Singer, who advised her to discard the lenses and be natural.
“When I arrived in Australia, one of the first things I had to perform was a screen test for my eyes with a wig and a costume to see whether Bryan wanted to maintain them the way they are.” And he decided he wanted to,” the actress said in a July 2006 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald. Surprisingly, the director’s choice had an impact on more than simply how Bosworth’s character Lois Lane was seen. It also made persons with various colored eyes more visible, leading to the manufacturing of Lois Lane dolls with mismatched eyes. In the interview, the actress expressed her surprise that the dolls took after her.