Emma Stone Was 29 Years Younger Than Colin Firth When They Played Love Interests, And 16 Other Casting Decisions That Prove Hollywood Has A Thing For Younger Women

    Y'know something's off when 33-year-olds are playing 62-year-olds.

    Recently, I wrote a post about women in Hollywood who have spoken out about their experiences of ageism.

    Let's take a look at some casting decisions that ~really~ back them up. Here are 17 examples that show Hollywood's obsession with casting younger women – from pairing them with much older actors, to casting older women to play the mothers of men practically the same age as them!

    First up, here are some of the most off-kilter love interests...

    1. Margot RobbieThe Wolf of Wall Street

    2. Tuppence Middleton – Mank

    3. Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook and Joy

    4. Scarlett Johansson – Lost in Translation

    5. Emma Stone – Magic in the Moonlight

    6. Gwyneth Paltrow – Se7en

    7. Beyoncé Knowles – Austin Powers in Gold Member

    8. Blake Lively – Green Lantern

    9. Kate Bosworth – Superman Returns

    10. Lindsay Lohan – Just My Luck

    11. Anne Bancroft – The Graduate

    Moving on... Let's look at the phenomenon of women playing the mothers of actors who are ~definitely~ not young enough to be their sons.

    12. Sally Fields – Forrest Gump

    13. Angelina Jolie – Alexander

    14. Winona Ryder – Star Trek

    15. Melissa Leo – The Fighter

    16. Charlayne Woodard – Glass

    17. Nicole Kidman – Aquaman

    Are there any other casting decisions that highlight ageism in Hollywood you know of? Feel free to add them in the comments below, and get pissed off about the injustice.