Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Actress Melanie Griffith, daughter of actress Tippi Hedren and former stage actor Peter Griffith, says that once you reach 40, you don’t get much work in Hollywood.
“By the time you’re 40 in Los Angeles, you’re over the hill in the business,” Griffith, 58, told people.com. “It takes women that are strong enough to actually change the perception.”
Griffith, nominated for an Oscar in 1989 for her performance in the women-in-the-workplace empowerment classic “Working Girl”, cites Zoe Cassavetes, the director of her latest film “Day Out of Days”, as one example.
“Day Out of Days” sheds light on what it really takes to survive in Tinseltown.
Griffith plays an unstable mother to 40-year-old actress Mia Roarke, essayed by Alexia Landeau. The film shows the less glamorous side of the business.
“People should know it’s really f*****g hard. It’s tough, it’s not glamorous like it’s portrayed. Some of it is glamorous, but honestly, unless you can really enjoy your work, it’s too tough.
“The payback is being able to play and do your job and have fun with it because otherwise it’s just too brutal, there’s too much judgment and criticism, opinions, it’s just brutal,” Griffith said.