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Melanie Griffith, 56, Says Hollywood Is Superficial, Obsessed with Youth and Beauty

Melanie Griffith, 56, Says Hollywood Is Superficial, Obsessed with Youth and Beauty

Melanie Griffith, 56, blasted Hollywood as superficial because it discriminates against actresses as they get older. Who knew?

Griffith, who won a Golden Globe and was an Oscar nominee for 1988’s Working Girl, told Fox News:

It is what I never thought would happen to me when I was in my 20s and 30s, hearing actresses bitch 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. It is all about youth and beauty, for women, anyway. You just have to keep biting and pushing your way through, doing theater … In this day and age … most of the scripts are so shitty and so stupid and superficial.

Griffith has a dual perspective on Hollywood thanks to her marriage to actor Antonio Banderas.

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’s nothing to see. There is not very much, some little movies, but the big movies are all cartoons and superheroes.

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