actresses Jennifer Coolidge and Michelle Yeoh delivered a scathing speech about ageism in Hollywood

Actresses Jennifer Coolidge and Michelle Yeoh, both in their 60s, won a statuette at the 2023 Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, January 9. Each delivered a critical discourse on ageism in Hollywood that particularly concerns actresses.

The 2023 Golden Globes ceremony took place on Sunday, January 9. Malaysian-born actress Michelle Yeoh, who just turned 60, was voted best actress in a comedy for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, she gave a speech about her Hollywood debut, saying that they started with racist reflections: “I remember when I first arrived in Hollywood, (…) I arrived and they said to me: ‘You are a minority’ and I said to myself: ‘ No, that’s not possible’. And then someone said to me: ‘You… Speak… English’ – forget that they don’t know Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Asia, India”.

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Then she touched on another taboo subject: ageism in Hollywood and the movie industry in general, an issue that particularly affects actresses: “I think all of you women understand that – as as the days and years and numbers increase, it seems like the opportunities are starting to decrease as well.”
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