Anne Hathaway Turned Down For Roles Because She's "Too Old"

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Anne Hathaway disappeared for a little while after her much publicized Oscar campaign for Les Miserables, but now she is back, and she has a lot to say about the state of Hollywood. She covers the October issue of Glamour, and inside she talks a lot about how the world has changed since she started acting, and why she is okay with being labeled “too old” for many parts that she used to get with ease.

This is what she has to say about the actresses she is losing out to:

“I hate to admit it, but it’s true – there are fewer roles and the competition is just as fierce as ever. I look around at my peers and I’m so blown away by their talent and their beauty and their cool style, as well as their ability to be an actress and be a movie star and be good at it. I mean, they’re so good and we’re all trying to get the same parts.”

But what is really strange is that she isn’t exactly complaining about that at all. In fact, she says that it is just something that the women in Hollywood need to go through:

“I can’t complain about it because I benefitted from it. When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them. And now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24 year old get that part?’ I was that 24 year old once, I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are. All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them you’ll be allowed to make more.”

It’s an interesting thing in Hollywood – some of the women are perfectly okay with losing out on roles to other women, but some of them fight back. Does it have something to do with the fact that some of them are still getting consistent work, even if it might not be their first choices? Or is it something else? Either way, we are definitely facing a revolution in the way women act and get roles in Hollywood.


Originally posted in i4u News

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