(ANI): British actress Emma Thompson has confessed she prefers
writing her own roles than fall into the mould of ageist
typecasting. The 50-year-old, who penned the much acclaimed
screenplay for 2005 film Nanny McPhee and starred as the
protagonist, said turning to pen and paper prevented her from being
cast as another stereotypical old actress.
“I write my own roles, which is helpful," the Daily Express
quoted the star as saying. “Of course though, there are older parts
like the one I played in Brideshead - Revisited , which was
excellent," she added. The two-time Oscar-winner previously voiced
her take on ageism, saying: “I"m not fiddling about with myself.
We"re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to
look 30 at 60.“The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make
it look great so that everyone looks forward to it."