Please write more great characters for women over 50

Following Jennifer Coolidge‘s recent win at the Golden Globes as Best Supporting Actress for The White Lotus Tamzin Outhwaite tweeted a plea for writers to create more great roles for mature women. In our latest blog post featuring guests discussing the topics that they feel are affecting the industry, we caught up with Tamzin to find out more. What stood out for you Jennifer Coolidge's win at the Golden Globes in The White Lotus? What was it about that role and performance that stimulated you to tweet? I think that she's an incredible performer and the role and the show ( The White Lotus ) are brilliant, and I love it, but what really made it stand out for me was her acceptance speech. It really hit home because we have times in our career, I think, as women of a certain age, that we remember as fruitful. There are times that are fruitful and there are times that aren't, and I loved the way she spoke about that. To employ a woman who has been in the industry for an awfully long time and at times has been more successful than at others, and to get to a stage where she's standing in front of the whole Hollywood Foreign Press (and the world in a way) and for her to be able to say that there were times when work was thin on the ground, that really resonated. Beautiful writers… […] *CONTENT WARNING: This video contains strong language*

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