Hollywood is really taking some time to appreciate and celebrate older women. Take Glenn Close for example. The 71-year-old actress has won a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice and a SAG Award for her portrayal of a woman whose role in life was to be a Nobel Prize-winning man’s partner in The Wife. Meryl Streep is the top-billed actress to star in the next season of Big Little Lies (she’s play Nicole Kidman’s mother-in-law). At 51, Julia Roberts is having a huge moment making her television debut on Homecoming and her new film Ben Is Back. Then of course, 58-year-old Julianne Moore was pinned the new beauty muse for all ages shooting a campaign with Chopard.
But in the latest interview to surface out of Sundance, Demi Moore is saying this isn’t enough. And she has a fair point. In her newest film, Corporate Animals, the 56-year-old plays a powerful CEO but Moore says roles like this aren’t always available for women her age.
“I do want to be careful not to play into a cliché, which is that all older women are evil, bitter villains, which is one of the next kind of things that needs to be overcome,” Moore said. “We want romance too! We want all those things!”
“I think I’m pretty picky,” she continued. “And now after working with all of these guys, it’s gonna be really tough, because this was so good. Truly, it was one of the best experiences of my whole career.”