Anne Hathaway is not denying the nature of competition and ageism in Hollywood today.
“‘I hate to admit it, but it’s true — there are fewer roles and the competition is just as fierce as ever,” Hathaway told Glamour U.K., per the Daily Mail. “I look around at my peers and I’m so blown away by their talent and their beauty and their cool style, as well as their ability to be an actress and be a movie star and be good at it. I mean, they’re so good and we’re all trying to get the same parts.”
However, the 32-year-old, who stars alongside Robert De Niro in this month’s “The Intern,” isn’t necessarily complaining. She herself was 20-something landing roles written for women more than twice her age.
“I can’t complain about it because I benefited from it,” she added. “When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties and I would get them. And now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?’ I was that 24-year-old once, I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are. All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them you’ll be allowed to make more.”
Read more over at Glamour U.K.