Can Childfree Women Play Mothers on Screen?

Just read an article at ¬†http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/8279466/Actresses-without-children-cant-play-mothers.html¬†describing how actress Anne Reid stated that childfree women cannot play mothers on screen. This is similar to saying that only real-life serial killers can play such a character. What is she thinking. It’s an insult, in my opinion, to all of us who do not have children. What’s your thought?¬† What about Helen Mirren and Jennifer Aniston?

One Comment

  1. Angela Eckhart
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you, Ellen. A person does not need to be a parent to be a good teacher, either. A writer does not need to write what he knows, but he can write what he can IMAGINE. Isn’t that what ACTING is all about? ACTING like a parent? Whatever happened to imagination?

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