Newswire: Russell Crowe has some thoughts about actresses over 40

Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Garner, Viola Davis, Julie Walters, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ellen Page have all spoken out about the lack of female roles in Hollywood and their personal experiences with sexism in the industry, but what matters is that Russell Crowe isn’t buying it. In a new interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly, Crowe—who perhaps doesn’t understand the intended audience of a women’s magazine—had this to say about the challenges of being a woman in Hollywood:

“The best thing about the industry I’m in–movies–is that there are roles for people in all different stages of life. To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40, 45, 48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s …

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