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Are Demi's Complaints Valid?

Are Demi's Complaints Valid?

Demi Moore, the 44-year-old actress who looks fabulous these days, recently spoke to Red magazine about her feelings on ageism in Hollywood. She said, "It's been a challenging few years, being the age I am. Almost to the point where I felt like, well, they don't know what to do with me. I am not 20. Not 30. There aren't that many good roles for women over 40. A lot of them don't have much substance, other than being someone's mother or wife." What do you think - are Demi's complaints valid?

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hmweis1 hmweis1 10 years
Maybe they're confused about what to do with her, because she's 44, but looks 30. Also, I read the story about her trying to have a kid with Ashton. Does she not realize she really is 44 and having a baby at that age can be pretty dangerous?
almostloli almostloli 10 years
voted no.. and agree with #30
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
Demi there are several reasons that Hollywood is not beating down your door: 1. Striptease 2. G.I. Jane 3. Half Light 4. Charlies Angels 2 5. The Juror
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
She's had all the surgery to make her look younger than she is, so she's probably not the best choice for any role her age.
lovmango lovmango 10 years
she is old, but obviously she is trying to re-live her youth. She can't play roles that are for 20 or 30 years old nor roles for her age. Sad.
JLK JLK 10 years
Demi is a very beautiful 44.
monica117 monica117 10 years
But she's decided not to grow old gracefully like Helen Mirren, etc. So she has to be cast specifically in roles for a 40-year-old-who's-spent-a-fortune-trying-to-look-20-but-isn't. And I can't blame her if THOSE roles are in short supply.
Amethyst Amethyst 10 years
To those silly fools who make the old hag comments...that is pathetic because when you reach that age, you will find out what it is like to be called that name. The youth of Hollywood has nothing to brag about. For example: Britney Spears Lindsay Lohan Paris Hilton Kim Kardashian and most recently Vanessa Hudgens Gimme a break, Don't you see a pattern here? Are these young females someone that you'd want your kids or little sister to emulate? Perhaps Demi just needs a new agent. Being young and pretty doesn't mean you're a good actress or a good person.
ginafowler ginafowler 10 years
I think her complaint are ridiculous, she just wants to play the same parts she played when she played when she was young. She doesnt realize she can play a sexy older woman. Also, she isn't even that talented of an actress as some of the actresses that are out there right now. The good parts will go to others before they go to her.
Kazo Kazo 10 years
She is absolutely right. Hollywood doesn't know what to do with women over 40, or more specifically women over 40 who actually look their age. I don't think it's ageism though, essentially it all comes down to Hollywood's and America's and even the world's obsession with youth and beauty and physical appearance. Look at the number of working actors over 40 who are still just as popular as they were in their youth. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Russel Crowe to name a few. AND it's common and accepted for them to be cast opposite women half their age. Recent example, Adam Sandler and Jessica Biel. How many actresses over 40 can anyone name who actually enjoy consisently strong careers? Then make another list, except exclude those who have had plastic surgery. Everyone made a big deal about the Oscars this year and how it was a breakthrough for older actresses. but put it in perspective, it was one year. I guarantee that next years Best Actress will be under 40, or even 30.
fashionhore fashionhore 10 years
There are good roles for women over 40, but they come so few and far between. But, Demi could also just be playing a diva and not wanting to be a mother or wife when it could turn out to be a great role ... who knows.
Domenica Domenica 10 years
I just hate it when older male actors play opposite women in their 20s. When the plot calls for it I understand, but in everyday life most 60 year men are not married to 25 year old chicks with super model looks. I mean look how botoxed the older male actors have to be to keep up.
rock96 rock96 10 years
Demi needs to play women of "her" age. She seems to be fixated on playing everything in her life to a younger then she is lifestyle. The woman is gorgeous, hot for her age. And she can continue to be hot, just an older hot. You can't stop time Demi!! Roll with it.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 10 years
I voted no- Glen Close-Damages Marie-Lious Parker-Weeds(ok, shes a mom, but its still a way cool character) Kyra Sedgewick-The Closer Venessa Williams-Ugly Betty Courtney Cox-Dirt Monica Belluci-Shoot Em Up Joan Allen- Bourne series Meryl Streep-The Devil Wears Prada Laura Linney-Breach Kate Blanchet-The Aviator I could go on and on but I really shouldnt..maybe she should consider the fact that just no one wants to hire HER.
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
Ugh, Demi is hardly a good actress. People like Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep are much older than her and are still getting great roles!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 10 years
oh get a life already, old hag.
demeter demeter 10 years
Absolutely.
sparkle-sugar sparkle-sugar 10 years
uma thurman had a lead role in my super ex girlfriend. cam diaz always has lead roles and cate blanchett as well. whilst they may not be in their 40s yet, theyre getting there.. so i dont think its about older ladies not getting roles maybe demi isnt getting picked is all. haha but she does look good for her age!
BabyLIL BabyLIL 10 years
I think its funny really, the only thing that Hollywood cannot purchase is the gift of youth, yes..they can have plastic surgery but, EVERYONE gets OLD. Thats the way it is.
lms lms 10 years
She has a good body, but she definitely does not look like she is in her 20's. She probably wouldn't mind playing a mother if they had her with a newborn, but they probably want her kids to be at least in their late teens, and that just wont work for her.
outofhere outofhere 10 years
I think that it use to be very difficult for older women to get good roles in Hollywood but now I think the tide has turned. Demi looks very good sitting on the front row of fashion week with her flawless make-up and long hair but she isn't a good actress! She looks so good for her age because she has had thousands of dollars of plastic surgery and sadly none of that has helped her acting skills.
Heather36782 Heather36782 10 years
She isn't a very good actress and she tries so hard to look younger than she is that she couldn't get parts for her age because she doesn't look the part but there is no way she is going to pass for a 30 yr old, etc. She just isn't good.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
Well Dem...at least you're still considered a marginal A-List star: Vivica Fox is stuck playing second fiddle to Jessica Simpson, Nia Long is the BFF(black best friend), Angela Bassett is stuck playing the "mother", Salma Hayek went to TV producing, Lucy Liu had to go back to TV and Academy Award winner Halle still has to fight for respect and meaty roles in the industry.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
blah blah like our opinions would change their relationship significantly ...who CARES?! :oy:
gossipqueen gossipqueen 10 years
she too hight of her acting skills...she's mediocre at best...and please..that woman has had surgery up the wazzooo!!!
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