Maggie Gyllenhaal is only 37, yet somehow, she was recently turned down for a role in a film where she would need to play the lover of a 55-year-old because Hollywood execs felt she was too old.
During an interview with The Wrap, the recent Emmy-winning actress admitted that she was completely taken aback by the casting drama. Gyllenhaal shared: “There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time.”
She then added, “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.”
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