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Actress, 43, 'Too Old' to Play 57-Year-Old Man's Wife

Jamie Denbo tells upsetting story on Twitter
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2017 11:16 AM CDT
Updated May 14, 2017 1:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jamie Denbo, who plays Ginsberg on Orange Is the New Black, is 43. Which is, in Hollywood terms, apparently not young enough to be the wife of a 57-year-old and the mother of an 18-year-old. In a series of tweets last week just now getting mainstream attention, Denbo says she was told she was "too old" to play such a role in a project, which she did not name.

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"The real wife of the 57 year-old actor is EASILY AT LEAST 50. But this f---er wants to be tv married to a 38 year-old -TOPS," she wrote, adding that the characters involved are in a first marriage, so no, this isn't a situation where the female character is a "re-wife." Per E! News, she refused to name the actor, but did say he's considered an "American treasure." (This situation is not a first.)

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