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Catherine Zeta-Jones denounces film ageism

By Lorna Cooper

Published 29/01/2016

Star: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Star: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones has said the lack of good roles for actresses over 40 is because "big bosses" in Hollywood feel they do not capture the imagination of audiences.

The 46-year-old Welsh star answered questions about her career and personal life in a webchat for the Mumsnet website yesterday.

"It's not that there aren't great stories to be told about women in their 40s, it's just that the big bosses in Hollywood feel that the demographic of movie-goers are less interested," she said. "I wanted to be in film because I was brought up watching great performances by women in their 40s."

The Oscar-winner said Hollywood is talking about diversity, but added: "Let's mean diversity for actors with ethnic differences, age differences, sex differences."

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