Nicole Kidman is still on the cutting edge of her career.
Just take a look at the work she’s put out over the last few years with Big Little Lies, The Undoing, and now, Being the Ricardos. She’s also the latest actress in Hollywood to hit back at ageism and the idea that their career is over at the age of 40.
She also produced many of her projects that are rich and dynamic for a woman in her 50s. “There’s a consensus in the industry that as a female actor, at about 40, you’re done,” she revealed during a sexy photo session with DuJour.
“I never sat in a chair and heard someone say, ‘You’re past your due date,’ but I’ve had times where you’re turned down and the door is shut on you.” She realized the power was in her hands and she had to keep “changing and moving,” just like Lucille Ball did to become a pioneer in the television industry.
This isn’t the first time the Oscar winner has expressed her disappointment in the entertainment industry for not seeing women for who they are as they age. They bring wisdom and depth of character — and yes, they are still sexy. “I was frustrated – as so many women are in different careers – at the idea of being told, ‘Well, that’s it. You’ve passed through that period where it’s all going to be fine and now you’re in your 40s we’re not interested as much in your storytelling or your ideas or in who you are as a woman or a person,’” she said to The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine.