Melanie Griffith believes there is no place in Hollywood for unattractive women.
The 56-year-old actress has enjoyed a successful career in Tinseltown, winning a Golden Globe and being nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Working Girl.
Melanie is currently promoting independent thriller Dark Tourist, and has bemoaned the lack of credible roles for women over a certain age. The star is annoyed that worthwhile parts are only offered to females with youth and attractiveness on their side.
“It is what I never thought would happen when I was in my 20s and 30s, hearing actresses b***h about not getting any work when they turned 50. Now I understand it, it is just different. In a lot of ways, [Hollywood] is a very superficial place,” she told FOX411.
“It is all about youth and beauty, for women anyway. You just have to keep biting and pushing your way through, doing theatre. I believe in just being really good and working on my craft which is how I started in the first place.
"I really like that as opposed to the fame part of it.”
Melanie is married to actor Antonio Banderas, who is still being offered interesting film roles. The blonde star is disheartened by the lack of credible scripts, and claims that Hollywood has turned remarkably shallow.
“In this day and age ... most of the scripts are so sh**ty and stupid and superficial,” she continued.
“It’s not that I get that much stuff anymore. But I do read my husband’s scripts and what he is offered… The movie business has changed. I don’t go to the movies these days because there is nothing to see. There is not very much, some little movies, but the big movies are all cartoons and super heroes.”
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