Demi Moore says Hollywood just doesn’t know what to do with her. She’s sexy, pretty, and 44 – oh the confusion! Moore essentially says she’s a lot hotter than most women in their forties, and that’s confusing. Demi is another one of those celebrities I don’t like but can’t explain why, but I can’t argue with her. She does look great for any age. But most of us would, if we’d had half a million dollars to spend on our looks.
“‘It’s been a challenging few years, being the age I am, with so much focus now on how I look. Almost to the point where I felt like, well, they don’t know what to do with me. I’m not 20. Not 30. But I’m certainly different from what most people feel someone in her forties should be…For many female actors, who turn 40, it means the end of their career, it’s time to retire. There aren’t that many good roles for women over 40. A lot of them don’t have much substance, other than being someone’s mother or wife. If we are told we are not valuable once we hit 30, it is a problem. We all have more to give. We can’t just bend over and wait for something to happen. We have to say, ‘I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.’”
[From Us Magazine]
Um, okay. I think that line is reserved for great injustices, not for when you spend a ton of money on plastic surgery and still can’t get a good part. A lot of older actors complain about the ageism in Hollywood, and it’s a legitimate complaint. But instead of just bitching, why not actually do something about it? Someone in Demi Moore’s position is more than capable of financing their own projects. Why not do that once in a while? Lots of actors have their own production companies so they can make the films they want made – why not do that, and prove Hollywood wrong by producing your own movies with great roles for women over 40? I’m sure I’m being simplistic here, but the constant bitching doesn’t seem to be creating more good roles.
Picture note by JayBird: Here’s Demi at New York Fashion Week on September 6th in Bryant Park. Images thanks to PR Photos.