Anne Hathaway may look like she has it all, but she confesses that she is losing roles to younger women. But apparently, like some other actors who complain about this sort of thing, she is okay with losing a few roles to younger actresses. It is all a part of the game. Read on for more details.
Hathaway, who started out playing Mia Thermopolis in the big young adult Disney hit, “The Princess Diaries,” isn’t afraid of getting older. While she agrees that it is easier for younger girls to find more jobs in Hollywood, she isn’t afraid of losing her stand in Hollywood just because she is now in her early thirties. She knows that age and physical fitness matter, but she is quite sure that she will still get some really meaty roles in the future, age notwithstanding.
Hathaway remembers how it used to be when she was young, though. She remembers how she was picked over the older ladies for her roles in “Brokeback Mountain,””Love and Other Drugs,” and “Rachel Getting Married.” She remembers being that 24-year-old who got the coveted job when the casting directors picked her over the older women. She said that she can’t complain about it now, because she benefitted from it at that time. She claimed that when she was in her early 20s, parts written for women in their 50s would be given to her. And now her favorite roles go to younger women.
“It’s the way things are.” Hathaway tells the press.
It is interesting that Anne Hathaway is going to star in an ageism themed comedy next called “The Intern.” She is going to star opposite Robert De Niro. Strangely, it is Robert De Niro who is the titular intern, with Hathaway playing the boss. We hope that it is good enough to win her a second Oscar.
LA Times reported the news first.
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