We all get older, but it still seems to be a taboo, especially for women. Especially in Hollywood, where actresses are expected to stand still in time. Although today there are many inspiring women who ‘aging gracefully’ to the next level upn, is it age discrimination, or ageism, is still a thing. actresses like Jennifer Aniston, Viola Davis and Brooke Shields watch old shame stop by regularly and explain why this needs to be done differently. In honor of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, JAN lists 9 famous and inspiring women who will not be silenced by ageism against women in Hollywood.
9x famous women on ageism:
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Actress Brooke Shields (56) recently spoke with marie claire on ageism in hollywood “I’ve had a long career and now they say, ‘Oh, you’re too old. Your ovaries aren’t working anymore, so that’s a good thing.” Or: ‘You’ve already done all that, so why don’t you take a break and relax?’ I feel like I still have a lot to offer. There’s a world where women of a certain age don’t count anymore. These are the most inspiring women I’ve ever met. They’ve been around a long time and have so much more to offer.’
Actress Jennifer Aniston (53) started the phenomenon ageism also to note when he turned 50. On InStyle Magazine she said: ‘Fifty was the first time I thought, ‘Well, I dialed that number.’ I don’t know what it is, because I don’t feel any different. I feel physically amazing. So it’s weird that he’s suddenly like, “You look great for your age.” I think we should put some etiquette around that wording.” According to studies, it even seems to be harmful to continue using this stereotyped language in our society, so get rid of it!
Actress Dakota Johnson herself is only 32 years old, but she also sees age discrimination. She has seen him with her mother Melanie Griffith and her grandmother Tippi Hedren. On fashion she said: ‘This industry is cruel. Why isn’t my mom in the movies? She is an extraordinary actress! Why isn’t my grandmother in the movies? No matter how tough you are, sometimes you feel unloved. It’s absurd and infuriating.
In 2015, actress Viola Davis (56) won the SAG Award for Best Female Actress. She thanked the writers and actors of How to get away with murder “To think that a 49-year-old dark-skinned African-American woman like myself could play a mysterious, messy, sexualized woman.” By this he means ageism and the racism he sees during his work.
Actress Anne Hathaway (39) already lost roles due to her age when she was only 36. In glamor she said: ‘I can’t complain, because it has benefited me. When she was in her early twenties, scrolls were written for women in their mid-fifties and I got them. And now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?’ She also sees that aging leads to having a name, which can also work as an advantage. “All you can do is hope that you’ve built a bit of a reputation and can tell stories that are inspiring so you can do more.”
During the SAG Awards In 2018, actress Nicole Kidman (54) stood out in her speech -when she won an award for her role in the popular series- Big lies – hThe importance of filming for women of all ages in film and television. She expressed her admiration for several ‘older’ actresses: ‘I want to thank all of them for the groundbreaking performances they have given throughout their careers and how wonderful it is that our careers today can extend beyond 40 years. We have shown that we are powerful and viable. We can continue to do this, but only with the support of this industry.”
In an interview with contactmusic told actress Jane Fonda (84) about aging and how it affects the roles she lands in Hollywood. †ageism it is very much alive. It’s okay for men to get older because men become more attractive by being powerful. For women, it’s all about how we look. Men are very visual, they want young women. So for us it’s about trying to stay young,” she said. ‘I wouldn’t want to go back in time for nothing. Yes, your body is starting to let you down in many different ways, but you’re smarter, you don’t tend to stress as much. And I don’t think that’s unique to me, it’s true for most people over 50, if they’re healthy. In the United States we have fetishized youth and I am doing everything I can to get rid of ageism and show that you can be interesting and have a lot of fun when you are older.
“Of course the roles change. At my age you can’t do the story of a 30- or 40-year-old woman,” said a more positive Sophia Loren (87) in an interview with W Magazine† ‘It is impossible. It’s very normal to be in movies all the time and switch roles. Sometimes it gets a little harder, but if you have faith in what you’re doing and if you have faith in yourself, you can still find what’s right for you.” See also the best vintage shots of actress Sophia Loren on movie sets.
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