Emma Gray: Why Women In Hollywood Aren't Allowed To Age
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Last week, Vulture confirmed what we already knew: as male actors age, their on-screen female love interests do not. While stars like Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson and George Clooney climb through their 40s, 50s and 60s, they keep being paired with female co-stars under 35.
Kyle Buchanan of Vulture explained the results of their data analysis: As leading men age, their love interests stay the same, and even the oldest men on our list have had few romantic pairings with a woman their own age (or even one out of her mid-thirties). If our actor was sharing the screen with an A-lister of commensurate star power like Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie, the age difference would drop somewhat, but in movies that relied solely on our guy's big name, the lesser-known love interests would nearly always be decades younger.
So essentially, while actresses like 45-year-old Julia Roberts are relegated to making TV movies and playing Wicked Queens terrified of aging, her
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