‘Jessica Jones’ Actress Carrie-Anne Moss Opens Up About Aging In Hollywood

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‘The Matrix 4’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ star Carrie-Anne Moss discussed aging in Hollywood with her friend Justine Bateman during a conversation about Bateman’s upcoming nonfiction book ‘Face: One Square Foot of Skin.’

“I had heard that at 40 everything changed,” Moss said according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I didn’t believe in that because I don’t believe in just jumping on a thought system that I don’t really align with. But literally the day after my 40th birthday, I was reading a script that had come to me and I was talking to my manager about it. She was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, it’s not that role [you’re reading for], it’s the grandmother. I may be exaggerating a bit, but it happened overnight. I went from being a girl to the mother to beyond the mother.”

Moss described the process as “kind of brutal” and discussed her frustration that male celebrities avoid the same path.

“You don’t feel like you’ve aged much and suddenly you’re seeing yourself onscreen,” she continued. “I would look at these French and European actresses and they just had something about them that felt so confident in their own skin. I couldn’t wait to be that. I strive for that. It’s not easy being in this business. There’s a lot of external pressure.”

“I find it psychotic that we have leapfrogged any conversations that we should be cutting up our faces,” Bateman added. “It’s become normalized. Time out, time out! This is not a fact. This is an idea that we can either pull in and make a belief or not.”

Moss is perhaps best known for her role as Trinity in ‘The Matrix’ trilogy and will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel ‘The Matrix 4.’ Previously, she portrayed Jeri Hogarth in the Netflix Marvel series ‘Jessica Jones’ and as Rebecca Pruitt in TV’s ‘Tell Me a Story.’

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