August 6, 2008

Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Greta Scacchi

For speaking out about the lack of opportunities for older actresses.

I just wish there could be a little more movement towards encompassing the older woman."

Maggie Smith and Eileen Atkins, she argues, look like energetic Bohemian girls in real life, "vibrant, passionate, expressive and fun". But in character they have to conform to the stereotype of the old lady.
Greta Scacchi is currently co-starring in Brideshead Revisited
Greta Scacchi: 'I'm done with taking off my clothes on screen' (The Telegraph)
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