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Dame Maggie Smith claimed her Evening Standard British Film Awards win was proof "very old" actresses can still land great roles.
The 81-year-old screen legend picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in 'The Lady in the Van' and quashed talk of ageism in the movie industry. She said: "See there are parts for older actress. Even parts for very, very old actors. I'd like to say straight off.. there wasn't a blade of prosthetics." Maggie also admitted she was very fond of her character and enjoyed making the movie. She said: "She was a funny old thing but that's how we get to be. I think I'm older than she was. It was a great experience."


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http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dame-maggie-smith-slams-ageists-7334859

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kellychambliss
Feb. 9th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
Great pic!

Of course, I think she's being ironic/humorous about the "roles for old women" thing. Clearly she knows that one or two parts for people of the stature of Maggie Smith or Judi Dench don't translate into lots of examples. But I can't tell whether the newspaper article understands the joke or not.
minervas_eule
Feb. 9th, 2016 10:05 pm (UTC)
It is always so difficult to tell if all you have is just in print... one has to see how the person says it, and with Maggie we have it on video this time ;-)
therealsnape
Feb. 10th, 2016 01:07 pm (UTC)
I think to say she 'quashed the talk of ageism' is putting it a bit strong - the journalist doesn't seem to have got the joke.

But it's a great pic!
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