Angelina, Charlize and Julia: The Three Ages of Women
With Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron respectively as the Evil Queens in Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman and now Angelina Jolie attached to play the Evil Queen in Maleficent, a live-action Sleeping Beauty, now it’s official. The three ages of a Hollywood actress are: Babe, Evil Queen and The Iron Lady.
When Disney animators created the animated Maleficent for Sleeping Beauty in 1959, they were inspired by the Kabuki-mask face of Joan Crawford.
What gives? I understand the primal significance of fairy tales, but… Are male actors of a certain age (that would be pushing 40 or just over) equally pigeonholed by their advancing years?