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 â€” best remembered for her starring roles in hits like Ghost and G.I. Jane — is convinced growing older has adversely affected her acting career.
“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 ageâ€”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.
“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?”