Blasting widely held beliefs that Hollywood doesn’t pay any heed to older women, Andie MacDowell has insisted that there’s no dearth of roles for women who have lost the glory of their youth.
The 50-year-old face of L'Oreal claims that mature actresses have it easier than they make out of it.
"How do I think the industry's changed? Films have changed a lot. I think women are finally able to get older and be sexy just like men. So I'm really enjoying that part - that's my evolution,” the Daily Express quoted her as saying at a UNICEF event in LA.
She added: "I think sometimes we seem to obsess on negativity. I think role models exist but they usually don''t get the light because people like scandal."
However, the actress’ comments can enrage other senior actresses like Faye Dunaway.
Last year, Dunaway attacked Hollywood film producers for giving the likes of Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood on-screen lovers half their age, while she could only play "sisters and mothers".