Helen Mirren I have nothing against younger women and older men on screen.
What is sad is that so many women over 40 who have so much to give aren't being considered to play opposite men their own age or younger.
Romola Garai Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men.That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young.He is tired of the rat race and is seeking more connection.Simultaneously, an older woman is tired of putting herself second after her children and husband.What older men and younger women have in common is they are both suffering from different insecurities.
She is looking for someone to make her feel safe, and he is looking for someone who doesn't answer back and is a trophy.
This is a need that is different for men and women at different stages in their lives.
Young adult women typically have more of a need for connection.
Rene Russo If you are a 19-year-old woman, there are very specific things that directors and the people in positions of power in the industry - who tend to be older men - are going to want you to be and do.
They are not going to want some chatty, difficult, slightly spoilt girl.
Would you rather date a much younger or much older guy?