Scarlet Johansson slams Hollywood ‘ageism’

Scarlett Johansson has criticised Hollywood's treatment of older women.

The 23-year-old actress and singer said that the movie industry was harder on women than men.

Johansson told Hello! magazine: "Women kind of wilt as men sort of achieve as they get older, like wine or whatever. It's like, 'Oh, she's past her prime and she can't play a sex symbol'."

The Girl With A Pearl Earring star, who is engaged to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, 31, added: "It's just a preconceived notion about women in general and particularly in this industry. It's a very vain, vain industry."

Johansson is the latest in a string of actresses to complain of ageism in Hollywood.

(The Press Association)


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