Someone Told Maggie Gyllenhaal She’s Too Old to Play a 55-Year-Old’s Love Interest

"Maggie Gyllenhaal"It’s hard out there for a lady in Hollywood. There is an absurdly little number of driving parts for performers, glaring sexism makes it hard for you to work with a female executive, and you can’t even wear pads at Cannes. In a meeting with The Wrap, Maggie Gyllenhaal uncovered how Hollywood’s sexism has specifically influenced her vocation, and its … strange.

“There are things that are truly baffling about being a performing artist in Hollywood that astonish me constantly,” she said. “I’m 37 and I was advised as of late I was excessively old, making it impossible to play the darling of a man who was 55. It was amazing to me. It made me feel terrible, and afterward it made feel furious, and after that it made me giggle.” Unfortunately for every one of us, she wouldn’t name names, yet heaps of films have this issue. Examine the cast of any late Woody Allen film and you’ll get the indication.

In case you’re feeling particularly critical, her acknowledgement discourse at the Golden Globes may improve you feel a bit: “What I believe is new is the abundance of parts for genuine ladies in TV and in film,” she said. “That is the thing that I believe is progressive and transformative, and its what’s turning me on.” So at any rate there’s that.