Orange Is the unique Black's Jamie Denbo, 43, Was Told She's Too broken-down to Play a 57-Year-broken-down Man's Wife – eonline
Jamie Denbo is not approximately to let Hollywood net absent with ageism or sexism.
The Orange Is the unique Black actress—who plays Ginsburg on the Netflix original series—took to Twitter to reveal another project had denied her a role due to her age.
“I was just informed that at the age of 43, I am TOO broken-down to play the wife of a 57 year broken-down,” she tweeted. “Oh, the characters also occupy an 18 year-broken-down daughter. I am TOO broken-down to be the mother of an 18 year-broken-down.”
Though Dunbo didn’t reveal the actor’s name, she said he’s already been cast.
“The real wife of the 57 year-broken-down actor is EASILY AT LEAST 50. But this f–ker wants to be tv married to a 38 year-broken-down -TOPS,” she revealed. “This is a FIRST marriage, btw. Not a re-wife. Which would do a minute more sense.”
I was just informed that at the age of 43, I am TOO broken-down to play the wife of a 57 year broken-down.
— Jamie Denbo (@jamiedenbo) May 4, 2017
She added one final tweet to cap things off: “F–K HOLLYWOOD.”
Many of Dunbo’s followers begged her to reveal the actor, but she chose to remain silent. “Would worship to. But I don’t want to ruin this guy for you,” she said. “He is an ‘American treasure.'”
Denbo is certainly not alone. Stars like Maggie Gyllenhaal—who was told she’s “too broken-down to play the lover of a man who was 55“—and Charlize Theron occupy spoken out on the topic of ageism.
In November, Theron addressed the issue, saying, “Now that I’m 41, I work much more than 20 years ago, and I bask in it even more. And outright the women I know say the same thing, so it’s time to stop this cliché.”
She continued, “How could I be afraid of something so natural? Aging is portion of our life, we can’t avoid that. And a portion of me is really grateful for outright the things that occupy happened since I started aging. Now, I’m much wiser than 20 years ago. A wrinkle is nothing compared to that.”
She also compared the gender inequality issues impacting Hollywood to a much larger scale: society, in general.
“Movies are just the mirror of society; the real problem is there. Hollywood’s gender problem is nothing compared to the society’s problem,” she explained. “The time has approach for women to realize that the way we recognize external is not the most well-known thing and it’s not right we are worth less when we age.”