Demi Moore W Magazine December 2009

In the December issue of W Magazine, Demi Moore, now 47, talks about everything from being labeled a “cougar” (she prefers the term “puma”) to the age-old problem of ageism in Hollywood. The former box office star — best remembered for her starring roles in hits like Ghost and G.I. Jane — is convinced growing older has adversely affected her acting career.
Demi Moore On W Magazine Cover December 2009
“The frustrating part is that the type of roles I’d be interested in are not really coming to me,” says Moore. “I hate to say it’s a function of my age—but yes, I think in some ways it is. The majority of [female] roles are geared between 25 and 35.”

Demi earned the title “cougar” after she wed 31-year-old hubby Ashton Kutcher in 2005 –it’s a term the eternally-youthful star resents. Demi says she doesn’t want to be the poster child for older women who happened to marry younger men.

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“I’m certainly not the first person to be in a relationship with a younger man, but somehow I was plucked out as a bit of a poster girl….I don’t know why that is. But I just kind of step back sometimes and say, ‘There is some reason, and what is it that I have to share in a positive way?”