Casting of 26-Year-Old Elizabeth Debicki as 40-Year-Old Virginia Woolf Speaks Volumes About Hollywood Ageism

Casting of 26-Year-Old Elizabeth Debicki as 40-Year-Old Virginia Woolf Speaks Volumes About Hollywood Ageism

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What does it say about Hollywood’s ageism when a twenty-six-year-old is cast in the role of a forty-year-old woman? Elizabeth Debicki has replaced Eva Green in the role of revolutionary modernist writer Virginia Woolf in the upcoming biopic Vita and Virginia. The film will follow the love affair between Woolf and writer and socialite Vita Sackville-West. Woolf first met Sackville-West when she was forty, while Sackville-West was a decade younger. Sackville-West even remarked in a letter to her husband Harold that Woolf was “quite old” in comparison to herself.   Image Via Shortlist Magazine and IMDB   Ageism is a widespread …