Melanie Griffith, Now 56, Rants About 'Superficial' Hollywood

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Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 01:24 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Melanie Griffith went off on Hollywood Tuesday, calling the movie industry "superficial" for its lack of creative scripts and the value it places on beauty and looks.

Griffith, 56, who won a Golden Globe and was also nominated for an Academy Award for her role in 1988's "Working Girl," spoke with reporters this week while promoting her upcoming thriller "Dark Tourist." Mrs. Antonio Banderas said that since she turned 50, the job offers have definitely slowed.

"It is what I never thought would happen when I was in my 20s and 30s, hearing actresses b— about not getting any work when they turned 50. Now I understand it, it is just different. In a lot of ways, [Hollywood] a very superficial place," she told Fox News. "It is all about youth and beauty, for women anyway. You just have to keep biting and pushing your way through, doing theater. I believe in just being really good and working on my craft, which is how I started in the first place. I really like that as opposed to the fame part of it."

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Griffith also said the scripts that she is offered aren’t what they used to be.

"In this day and age... most of the scripts are so sh—y and stupid and superficial," she said. "It's not that I get that much stuff anymore. But I do read my husband’s scripts and what he is offered… The movie business has changed. I don’t go to the movies these days because there is nothing to see. There is not very much, some little movies, but the big movies are all cartoons and super heroes."

"Dark Tourist" premieres Friday in select theaters and On-Demand.

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