Amanda Peet, whose amazing HBO series Togetherness won’t be coming back for a third season, recently spoke of her fears surrounding aging. The 44-year-old admitted that she was still concerned about the way she looks, saying “I’m still ashamed to admit this: I care about my looks. How else can I explain my trainer, stylist and Barney’s card? I’ve bleached my teeth, dyed my hair, peeled and lasered my face, and tried a slew of age-defying creams.” Peet confessed that, though she is concerned with her “saggy breasts,” she is afraid to get plastic surgery done out of fear that she’ll get an infection and die.
Her other concern, in the wake of Togetherness’ cancellation, is that she’s never going to get another role because the younger generation of actresses are pushing her out.
“Recently, I was told I was ineligible for a movie because I wasn’t ‘current enough. I’m constantly pushed out by younger talent, like Alicia Vikander. You think, Wait, she’s 27 and a gorgeous movie star, and you’re 44 and a low-tier, TV-mom-type; you’re not in the same ballpark. But she is squeezing me out. She’s in the hot center and I’m on the remote perimeter. The train has left the station and I’m one of those moronic stragglers running alongside with her purse caught in the door. Everyone’s looking at me, like, Let go, you bullheaded old hag! There’s no room for you.”
Bullheaded old hag? No.
Anyway, if she’s being squeezed out of movies like Tulip Fever, I’m not particularly bothered. It’s one of those 17th Century costume dramas and I can’t even stay awake for the trailer, in spite of an incredible cast of squeezer-outers, including Vikander, Cara Delevingne, Holliday Grainger, and Dane DeHaan, who always reminds me of Leonardo DiCaprio from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. The movie also stars Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench and, inexplicably, Zach Galifianakis.