Recently, I wrote a post about women in Hollywood who have spoken out about their experiences of ageism.
Let’s take a look at some casting decisions that ~really~ back them up. Here are 17 examples that show Hollywood’s obsession with casting younger women – from pairing them with much older actors, to casting older women to play the mothers of men practically the same age as them!
First up, here are some of the most off-kilter love interests…
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Tuppence Middleton – Mank
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook and Joy
Scarlett Johansson – Lost in Translation
Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight
Gwyneth Paltrow – Se7en
Beyoncé Knowles – Austin Powers in Gold Member
Blake Lively – Green Lantern
Kate Bosworth – Superman Returns
Lindsay Lohan – Just My Luck
Anne Bancroft – The Graduate
Moving on… Let’s look at the phenomenon of women playing the mothers of actors who are ~definitely~ not young enough to be their sons.
Sally Fields – Forrest Gump
Angelina Jolie – Alexander
Winona Ryder – Star Trek
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Charlayne Woodard – Glass
Nicole Kidman – Aquaman
Are there any other casting decisions that highlight ageism in Hollywood you know of? Feel free to add them in the comments below, and get pissed off about the injustice.