It’s no secret that Hollywood favors young actresses. Most of the roles available for women are geared toward the young ones. Once these ladies hit the big 4-0, many of them simply disappear. After reading a number of interviews with older actresses, one thing has become abundantly clear – as women age in Hollywood, the roles dry up. Even younger actresses like Jessica Chastain have said the same thing. Hollywood is still very much a man’s world and these men would rather not see older women in their films. Here are 9 actresses who have said aging has negatively affected their careers!
7. Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields has complained that there aren’t a lot of roles in Hollywood for women who are over the age of 30, which may be a bit of exaggeration, but we understand where she is going with this. “There aren’t a lot of movies out there for my age,” she said. “They’re still stopping at the mid-30s. Then you’re Diane Keaton or Glenn Close.” Or Meryl Streep – you can’t forgot her!Featureflash / Shutterstock.com