In a controversial interview to Australian Women’s Weekly, Russell Crowe stated that “woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40, 45, 48 still wants to play the ingénue, can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21-year-old.”
Last night, during a chat with Cosmopolitan on the red carpet, Jessica responded it.
I think Russell keeps getting his foot stuck in his mouth,” she said with a laugh. There are some incredible actresses in their 50s and 60s that are not getting opportunities in films, and for someone to say there are plenty of roles for women that age … [that] is not someone who’s going to the movie theater.
[There’s] a huge difference between male roles and female roles, and there are a lot of great actresses out there that I wish I could see in more films.
How can one not love her?