How about a show of hands from everyone who gives a shit that Alien’s Ripley would be played by a 55-year-old woman?
Apparently, Hollywood’s concerned about it. Um. Hello? Sigourney Weaver, dude, ass-kicking heroine extraordinaire. Not only do I not care if she *is* 55, I’d appreciate it if she *looked* 55 and went around kicking everybody’s asses. Male actors do it all the time (Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, etc.). Get over it. I think she should start dating some 20-year-old hottie, just to make a point.
And, though my initial reaction to the idea of Hilary Swank playing a boxer was “eh” – I’ve seen enough stellar reviews of the latest gritty-female-boxer movie that I’m just going to have to go out and see it, if only so I can argue afterwards about how much cooler Michelle Rodriguez was in Girlfight.