Gina Davis opened up about her experience with Old age in Hollywood.
In an interview with The Times ahead of the release of her new book, Dying of Politeness, the 66-year-old actress said she stopped offering her roles after turning 40.
“It was like I was driving my car off a cliff,” the “Thelma & Louise” star said.
She continued, “I heard about this very early on, the concept that after 40 innings you dry up. It didn’t bother me at all because I thought it wouldn’t happen to me.”
The “A League of Their Own” star has made it clear that she thinks her career won’t be affected by her age because she’s seen older actresses go on to get award-winning parts.
“Every year in Oscar Awards CeremonyGlenn Close, Jessica Lange, and Sally Field have all won these awards. “Well, it won’t happen to them, I thought. “Their careers are booming,” Davis said.
“It won’t happen to them, and so it won’t happen to anyone else after that,” she added. “Once I started getting some of these amazing roles, I thought, ‘Well, that definitely won’t happen to me. “So when it happened…”
The Oscar winner admitted that she was furious when her roles began to fade because she wanted to keep working. She also called out the people who invented reasons to explain why her career was interrupted.
“I remember getting to a point where I thought, ‘This is forced retirement,'” she said. I don’t want to do less.” “People were making up my reasons for being in fewer films. Like after I had kids.”
Davis became a mother for the first time at the age of 46. She and ex-husband Reza Jarrahi welcomed her daughter Alizeh in 2002. In 2004, she gave birth to two fraternal twin sons, Qais and Kayan.
She explained, “After I had kids they told me, ‘She took some time to be with her kids.’ But I didn’t.”
Massachusetts citizen She said that she never set the record straight because she didn’t want to publicly admit that she wasn’t offered the roles.
“I guess somehow I have a feeling—I don’t remember whether or not anyone ever told me that—but I shouldn’t say in public, ‘I don’t receive [work]She said.
“Don’t talk about it.” Because then people will say, “Oh, she’s not getting any jobs. Well, well, we’re not going to hire her.” So I didn’t complain about it strictly. And people have stuck to that ever since — that I took time off to have children. That’s still the limit.”
After making her acting debut in the 1982 romantic comedy, Davis’s film career took off, and she went on to star in major studio releases including “The Fly,” “Beetlejuice,” “The Accidental Tourist,” and “Thelma & Louise.” and Cutthroat Island.
Davis turned 40 in 1996, the year she starred in the action-thriller “The Long Kiss Goodnight” opposite Samuel L. Jackson.
After 1996, she appeared in the 1999 film “Stuart Little”, the 2002 sequel “Stuart Little 2”, and the 2005 direct-video sequel “Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild”.
“Film roles really started to dry up when I was in my forties,” Davis told Vulture in a 2016 interview. “If you look at IMDb, up until this age, I had been making about one movie every year. In my forties, I made one movie, ‘Stuart Little.’ I was getting offers, but for nothing as interesting or interesting as in I’m in my thirties.”
Although her film career has waned over the years, Davis has appeared in guest roles on television shows including “Will & Grace,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Glow”.
In 2005, she topped the ABC television series “Commander in Chief”. Although the show was canceled after its first season, Davis won a Golden Globe for her leading role as the first female president of the United States.
Davis will then see director Zoe Kravitz’s “Bussy Island” debut.
In her memoir, released October 11, she reflected on her life and career, including the “bad experience she had with co-star Bill Murray while filming their 1990 movie ‘Quick Change’.”
In one of the more tender anecdotes in the book, shared by The Times, Davis remembers sitting next to George Clooney on a flight. In an excerpt from her memoir, she detailed their conversation on the plane, in which Clooney explained why he hated Brad Pitt in “Thelma & Louise.”
Davis wrote, “We chatted for a while until he suddenly said, ‘You know what, I hate that Brad Pitt.'” I laughed and said: No, you don’t. Isn’t it your best friend? “
“No, no, I hate him,” said George. “He got a role in Thelma and Louise. “
“Oh, I see. Did you want that part?”
“Well, yes—can’t you tell me when I took the test with you?”
“Ah, no, I couldn’t say. I didn’t think, ‘Hey, look, it’s George Clooney,'” when George walked into the room. ER It was still two years away. I could laugh and say, “Oh my God, were you one of the brown-haired guys? I don’t remember you at all.” But I didn’t, though I’m sure he would have failed at that.”
“No, he’s still very polite.”
Instead I said, ‘Oh yeah, I could say. You have been so wonderful.”