Well, this wins for most depressing news all day.
Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed in an upcoming issue of TheWrap Magazine that she was recently turned down for a role in a movie because she was too old to play the love interest of a 55-YEAR-OLD MAN.
YEAH. PS she’s 38. 38.
“There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” she said. “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55. It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”
Well it’s making me CRY. That is insane, and shows just how terribly misogynistic the industry is.
Gyllenhaal didn’t specifically say what project she was turned down, but you know, if yousee a movie with a 55-year-old male character lead, make sure to skip it.
Despite the recent slam, Gyllenhaal also feels optimistic for women in entertainment.
“A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women,” said the actress, who won a Golden Globe in January for her role in “The Honourable Woman” as an Anglo-Israeli businesswoman. “I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.”
That’s a healthy attitude for a decidedly UNHEALTHY industry. Get it, girl!
Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Good news for Mad Max: Fury Road fans!
The critically acclaimed film (which ALSO made over $45 million its opening weekend) has already ignited another installment for the hit franchise!
Series director George Miller revealed that upcoming sequel will happen, and it even has a title already! Want to know the title and a bit about film no.2? Find out, after the jump!
Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 2:14pm
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Emily Blunt is outspoken for women’s rights in entertainment- and for that (plus her amazing acting chops) we SALUTE HER!
The actress spoke out about the Cannes Film Festival’s reported gender negative practices in a press conference on Tuesday, May 19, while promoting her new movie Sicario.
So what sexist practice did she choose to speak out about? Find out, after the jump!
Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 2:14pm
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And the teenager goth girl inside of me just died a little!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is remaking the 1996 supernatural teen thriller, which SUCKS, but the one consolation prize being up-and-coming horror filmmaker Leigh Janiak will write and direct the new version. Janiak will co-write the script with Phil Graziadei, who also co-wrote breakthrough movie Honeymoon. She seems cool as hell, but still…Honeymoon is her ONLY movie, aside from assisting a bunch of producers.
The beloved original starred Robin Tunney, who arrives at a Catholic school and befriends a trio of wannabe witches, played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. The three girls are witches and welcome Rachel, a “natural” witch, into their 90’s out goth fold. It’s SO. GOOD. I can’t imagine this is gonna be better, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t curious about what a remake would look like…
Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 8:08am
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