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Despite Ageist Sexism Maggie Gyllenhaal Remains Hopeful

After being told she was too old to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the actress went from anger to laughter.


Recently, a producer told actress Maggie Gyllenhaal that she was too “over the hill by Hollywood standards” to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man.


[quote position="full" is_quote="true"]”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.[/quote]

Hollywood's deeply ingrained ageism is hardly shocking anymore, but the Oscar-nominated star has proved she's one of the best actresses of her generation and hasn't lost a step in terms of sex appeal. Although it’s always been hard for women in Hollywood, Gyllenhaal is still positive.

[quote position="full" is_quote="true"]A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women,” she said. “I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.[/quote]

(h/t The Wrap)

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