To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

Charlize Theron in Young Adult.
Charlize Theron in Young Adult.
Amy Adams in The Master.
Amy Adams in The Master.


So just play it cool, or even better, ice-cold. Trying to be likable at all costs isn't unlike trying to stay young—it looks increasingly desperate, and people get tired of it pretty quickly. Just ask Heather Graham or Hilary Swank what that's like. (Go ahead, I'm sure they can fit you into their schedules.) Take a page out of the always career-savvy Amy Adams's handbook and give a brutal, dead-eyed handy once in awhile, preferably while pushing the recipient of said handy further into insanity. When your industry gives you lemons, make lemonade. Then pour it in someone's eyes.

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