Liv Tyler Speaks Out on Hollywood Ageism
"...you’re usually the wife or the girlfriend — a sort of second-class citizen."
When it comes to women and acting jobs in Hollywood there should be a large sign that reads, “Experienced actresses need not apply!” A few months back, it was Maggie Gyllenhall calling out a Hollywood producer for saying she was “over the hill” at just 37-years-old. Now, That Thing You Do! and The Incredible Hulk star, Liv Tyler, has spoken out claiming, at the age of 38, she’s noticed the good roles are drying up for her as well.
“It’s not fun when you see things start to change,” she said in a recent interview with More. “When you’re in your teens or 20s, there is an abundance of ingénue parts which are exciting to play. But at [my age], you’re usually the wife or the girlfriend — a sort of second-class citizen. There are more interesting roles for women when they get a bit older.” Currently, Tyler stars at Megan Abbott on HBO’s The Leftovers.