Scarlett Johansson has criticised Hollywood’s treatment of older actresses – insisting many women see their careers “wilt” once they get past a certain age.
The 23-year-old star is furious that a majority of the film industry is dependent on looks, and blasts movie bosses for ignoring the talents of mature actresses.
And Johansson insists that the rule doesn’t apply to men – as male actors don’t lose popularity with casting directors as they get older.
She said: “Women kind of wilt as men achieve as they get older, like wine. It’s like, ‘Oh she’s past her prime and can’t play a sex symbol’. It’s just a preconceived notion about women in general and particularly in this industry. It’s a very, very vain industry.”
And the Lost In Translation star is adamant that she is not as attractive in real life – because she is caked in make-up for all of her film roles.
She added: “My hair and make-up artists spend hours upon hours plastering things on me to make me look sexier. I think it’s rare that you feel beautiful.”
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