Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old" To Play Love Interest Of 55 Year Old…...

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  1. teehee

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old' To Play Love Interest Of 55-Year-Old
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    Apparently, a 37-year-old actress is not young enough to play the romantic interest of a 55-year-old actor.:eek:

    Maggie Gyllenhaal discussed ageism and sexism in Hollywood in the upcoming issue of TheWrap magazine, revealing that she was recently denied a role opposite someone nearly 20 years her senior.

    “There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” Gyllenhaal said. “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55. It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”

    Ageism and sexism continue to be pervasive issues in Tinseltown. A study of the top 265 earning actresses and actors in Hollywood films between 1968 and 2008 released last year by the Journal Of Management Inquiry revealed actresses are paid less as they get older, with wages increasing steadily through their 20s and dropping rapidly after 34. Meanwhile, actors' salaries do not peak until 51 years old and do not decrease with age.

    Another study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that women represented only 12 percent of protagonists in the top 100 domestic films released in 2014.

    However, Gyllenhaal, who stars in the BBC miniseries "The Honourable Woman," isn't completely pessimistic about her industry: “A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women. I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.”
     
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    They meant to say too puffy and unattractive. Her bizarre face stood out in dark knight like a sore thumb.
     
  3. HorsetoothBeth

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    I don't think it's because she's "too old."
    They were too nice to say "You're a beast."
     
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    It's probably less the number 37 then the fact that they were going for someone who "looked" much younger than the 55-year-old. No offense to Maggie, but she could easily pass for someone older than 37.
     
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    Exactly. She is a brutally ugly woman who clearly would never be the love interest of a hollywood leading man and the casting was just trying to be nice.
     
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    Certainly they aren't implying that Hollywood is biased against aging starlets? :eek:

    :shitcoffee:
     
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    What they said. They'd let Naomi Watts do it, and she's 46.

    Who made the Gyllenhaals famous? I can't stand either of 'em.
     
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    why didn't they ask Beth ?
     
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    She is an unattractive moron. If her brother wasn't sucking off 1/2 of Hollywood, she'd only get work in period films. And by "period" I don't mean historically accurate, I mean films chicks watch when they are emotional on the rag and don't wanna see actresses that are threats.
     
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    looks like someone needs to start blowing a certain producer :jj:
     
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    I thought she was sexy in...

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    Well i am in the minority here but i find her sexy. I think her unique face is quite cute. But what do i know, i am also attracted to kristen stewart and her damaged, pissed off look. :haha:
     
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    I'm kinda going in that direction too. I never got her at all..
     
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    I can't stand her brother either..Come out already. I don't think anyone thinks he's straight..
     
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    The same retarded broads who thought Liberace and Travolta were straight.
     
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    Secretary as well IMO

    If people don't like her looks, fine, but I can't think of anything I've ever seen her in where her performance wasn't excellent.
     
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    Call me crazy, but I find her hot too.
     
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    she is ugly and they do not want to hurt her feelings
     
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    don't forget about Barry Manilow too. He was just waiting around for the right "girl"
     
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