37 year old actress Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed in an interview a producer claimed she was too old for a role. What role, you may ask?
The lover of a 55 year old man.
A 37 year old woman is too old to play the love interest of a 55 year old man?! “It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh,” she said.
Classic, ageist hollywood.
Can’t anyone see that having all of these older men (silver foxes is what they get called) being paired up with 20-somethings is just a little…creepy? Do they really believe age distinguishes a man and ruins a woman? Bullshit. They age but remain in similar roles, while their female costars keep getting replaced younger and younger.
This happens alllll the time. That’s why I’m looking forward to seeing Spectre, the new James Bond movie. Daniel Craig, our Bond, is 46. Our new “Bond Girl?” Monica Bellucci, she’s 50. James Bond being interested in a woman his own age? That’s a big change to the average 14 year difference between Bond and “Bond Girl.”
It’s crazy that a film franchise known for being all about guns and womanizing is the one choosing to close this Hollywood age gap.