SCARLETT Johansson has criticised Hollywoodâ€™s treatment of older actresses â€“â€“ 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 doesnâ€™t apply to men â€“â€“ as male actors donâ€™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. Itâ€™s like, â€˜Oh sheâ€™s past her prime and canâ€™t play a sex symbolâ€™.
“Itâ€™s just a preconceived notion about women in general and particularly in this industry. Itâ€™s a very, very vain industry.”
And the Lost In Translation star is adamant that she is not as attractive in real life â€“â€“ 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 itâ€™s rare that you feel beautiful.” â€“â€“ Bangshowbiz.