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."