She’s only 32, but Anne Hathaway is already beginning to feel the pressure of being an older actress in Hollywood.
In a candid interview with Glamour UK, Hathaway talked about how she’s learnt the hard way that ageism plays a major role in dictating an actresses success – and ability to work – in the cut-throat world of show business.
“I can’t complain about it because I benefited from it,” Hathaway told the magazine. “When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their 50s and I would get them. And now I’m in my early 30s and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?'”
“I was that 24 year old once, I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are. All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them you’ll be allowed to make more.”