Women are mere “beauties” in men’s culture so that culture can be kept male. When women in culture show character, they are not desirable, as opposed to the desirable, artless ingenue.
When you say you're 40, you can't call yourself an ingenue any more.
Call Ingenue More Say You
I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore.
Could Doctor Door Girl Girl Next Door
I think of myself more as a character actor than that ingenue leading lady, who started out something like Michelle Pfeiffer, or Jessica Lange. I'm a bit quirkier than that.
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Character roles definitely age better than your ingenues. You don't get to keep doing that.
Better Character Character Roles Definitely Doing
I couldn't get any of the ingenue roles when younger because at 5 feet 9 inches with a deep voice I was always too... genue. My career has completely happened since I was 29.
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