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Denise Richards: When your personal life hurts your work life

We all know people who do something in their personal lives that they aren't proud of -- post something embarassing on Facebook, kiss a stranger, maybe even have an affair. Should that hurt them in their professional life? 

Denise Richards, ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, says the sordid and very public happenings in her personal life kept her from getting work in Hollywood. She says she survived and eventually got work by persevering. 

I like what Denise has to say in an AOL video on the topic and wanted to share it with you. Even if you aren't a fan of hers, I think you can gain insight from what she says:

 

(Something is wrong with the embed code, so here's the link.)

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Dan Fielding

While I have never been a big fan of Denise Richards or her acting she does make some good points. It is interesting though that there are actors out there who have just as bad incidents in their personal lives and are routinely forgiven by Hollywood, the media, and the public.

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Even further than being forgiven I have seen in the past where sometimes bad press brings more opportunities for some actors. You'd think that they might be ostracized but the exact opposite happens.

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