Anne Hathaway stunned entertainment fans and observers with her disclosure that she has started to lose roles to younger actresses because she is viewed as too old for some parts at thirty-two yeas of age (Glamour.com - September 3).
However, as shocking as her statement was that she is losing roles to anyone let alone younger actresses due to her age just as surprising was her attitude as she explained in interviews about the subject that she understands the 'circle of acting' as she remembers when she was a younger actress and was given roles initially written for older women.
She provides a very mature attitude about the situation with her outlook being that if she works in projects that not only interest her and draw people to the movies the studios will allow her to be part of other films. Her reaction is in stark contrast to some of the comments from entertainment fans and online publications who are aghast at the prospect that a thirty-two year old Academy Award winning actress can be deemed too old for a project but it shows a maturity and a muted but apparent confidence in her own abilities.
The "Interstellar" actress in interviews is showing that she is very comfortable in who she is and embracing not only her mistakes but the realization that when a person becomes one of the top actors in Hollywood everything they do is in the spotlight and they become a target for ridicule, warranted or not.
Interestingly, while other actresses complain about Hollywood's treatment of mature actresses situation her focus on instead proving herself worthy of getting more roles is endearing her to critics and fans and made an actress who was once unpopular now popular.
Anne Hathaway, an actress who is attacking ageism by striving for excellence in her projects, a strategy that some of her colleagues might consider following instead of complaining.