Veteran actress Faye Dunaway has scolded Hollywood film producers for denying older female stars the chance to play major movie lead roles.
Dunaway, 67, insists movie bosses' casting decisions are hypocritical - because they allow ageing male stars, including her former Chinatown co-star Jack Nicholson, to romance much younger actresses on the big screen.
She says, "I am furious that they think I'm too old to play the love interest of guys like Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. Why should I play sisters and mothers while guys like Jack and Clint (Eastwood), who are older than me, have on-screen lovers half their age?"