Glenn Close Thinks Meryl Streep Gets the Best Roles

Posted: Jan 12, 2012

Glenn Close talks to Hollyscoop at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival about ageism in Hollywood, confessing that there aren't any good roles for mature actresses anymore. "I think it's a lack of great stories," Close told Hollyscoop at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala in regards to why there is inherent ageism in Hollywood. "I think if there were great stories, maybe there would be [more parts]," admits Close. Meryl Streep recently told Vogue that she felt there was obvious ageism, especially towards women, in Hollywood. She told the mag that once she turned 40 she joked to her husband, that "it's over" and also said, "Once women passed childbearing age they could only be seen as grotesque on some level." We asked Glenn Close, one of Streep's peers what she thought of Streep's ideas about ageism and Close joked with Hollyscoop, "Well, she's never had a problem getting a part."