Jamie Lee Curtis is planning to "phase out" her acting career before movie directors discriminate against her because of her age.

The TRUE LIES star, 46, has little interest in holding on to her "youth" and would prefer to quit the film industry before she suffers from rejection.

She says, "I think I'll phase out acting. I know that the film business is incredibly cruel as you get older.

"I've been going through photos of my mother (Janet Leigh), looking back on her life. Few people age gracefully enough to be photographed. Most spend 20 years trying to hold on to youth. I don't want to do that."

23/11/2004 14:04