Maggie Gyllenhaal was told 37 is too old to play love interest of a 55-year-old man

May 21, 2015 3:44 PM

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Maggie Gyllenhaal is an Oscar-nominated, award-winning actress — but even she has troubles getting roles because of that irksome little problem Hollywood has with sexism.

“There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time. I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”

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