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.
"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.)