Sutton Foster says she’s 'not afraid to get older' in her career as an actor

“There's something to learn from both generations,” the actress told ABC News' John Quiñones while filming a "WWYD?" scenario about age discrimination, “We have so much to offer each other.”
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Transcript for Sutton Foster says she’s 'not afraid to get older' in her career as an actor
But I can't have a little person and are. I'm sorry I think it and I'm too old I'm very. I'm very skilled and incurred for the type of job hunting down. Handel train drinks with cash without an alien analysts praise during. What do you hope people. I hope that it. Teaches people you take effect before you. Can checks I think we're very quick to make. Based on. How they are our what they know what they don't. Who ever had to deal with a view this as an actor. It's interest saying a group claimed the little girl with the facts and her hands in the big dreams and looking at New York City and but there's also a reality that I'm not gonna play that role anymore. And he older and more experience you are the less desirable you become. Ex. Younger is a lot of fun yes but ageism is a real issue. That amazingly when I started doing younger I had really experience. Anything like that and I and one of the reasons highlights the show was it is about young woman reinventing herself it was a world that I want it to news. Explore and I was also I was 39 night. When he shot a pilot and I was so I have let my feet you know simple world so I was it was an interesting it's been an interest in Schoen team. He apart and as I navigating my own. What I love about the show us that we deal with ageism on both sides we do it. Seeing people being older and industry and also being younger and industry and how it blurs the line so it's not chest. All there's a twenty year old and forty are all this is it's like it's just two women who are friends. And it's think they actually have a lot more common pain is something to you learn from that yes there's something to learn from both tonight. I think we have we have. We have so much to offer each other. We hear from people who watch the show oversee I've been through the same thing from women or men from from actually have a live up eight in order to be. Team would you ever lie about your. I've never lie only eleven I was younger to be older I was evened the jury it was like to givens like. Dancing bar at like 1917. As. I'm not rate. You think that my career I wouldn't want to go back. And note excited about.

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