‘You don’t get much work at 40’
Actor Melanie Griffith, daughter of former stage actor Peter Griffith, says that once you reach 40, you don’t get much work in Hollywood.
“By the time you’re 40 in Los Angeles, you’re over the hill in the business,” Griffith, 58, told people.com. “It takes women that are strong enough to actually change the perception.”
Griffith, nominated for an Oscar in 1989 for her performance in the women-in-the-workplace empowerment classic Working Girl, cites Zoe Cassavetes, the director of her latest film Day Out of Days, as one example. Griffith plays an unstable mother to 40-year-old actor Mia Roarke, essayed by Alexia Landeau. The film shows the less glamorous side of the business. “People should know it’s really f*****g hard. It’s tough, it’s not glamorous like it’s portrayed. Some of it is glamorous, but honestly, unless you can really enjoy your work, it’s too tough.”