Johansson Slams 'Ageist' Hollywood

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has criticised Hollywood's treatment of older actresses - insisting many women see their careers "wilt" once they get past a certain age.
The 23-year-old star is furious that a majority of the film industry is dependent on looks, and blasts movie bosses for ignoring the talents of mature actresses.
And Johansson insists that the rule doesn't apply to men - as male actors don't lose popularity with casting directors as they get older.
She says, "Women kind of wilt as men achieve as they get older, like wine. It's like, 'Oh she's past her prime and can't play a sex symbol'.
"It's just a preconceived notion about women in general and particularly in this industry. It's a very, very vain industry."
And the Lost In Translation star is adamant that she is not as attractive in real life - because she is caked in make-up for all of her film roles.
She adds, "My hair and make-up artists spend hours upon hours plastering things on me to make me look sexier. I think it's rare that you feel beautiful."


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U GO GIRL !! (Just a Note: I am a man)Beside Diane Keaton and Meryl Steeep the best of the older actresses have been sent to the barn. Whatever happened to: Jessica Lange, Glenn Close, Leslie Ann Down, Goldie Hawn, Ellen Berkkin, Rene Russo, Viginia Madsen- I would love to dream about these actresses anyday.This double standard is prevalent in many aspect of the American life and not only in Hollywood.Here are some: A woman can't be beatiful and smart at the same time!-Horgwash, most of the ones that I've very met will actually out-smart you anyday.A woman must starve herself to death to remain thin, but it is Ok for the men to grow the beer belly! Men forgot that women also need a man to look good and fit to get turned on.Hey Scarlett, I'll like to see a photo of you first thing in the morning before you wash your face. I am doubtful that you are as un-attractive as you made yourself sound in your lastest stand on hollywood Keep talking, keep acting and keep looking beatiful ! If you ever drop that Canadian, give me a call.
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