Casting Call for Baby Boomers
February 22, 2008 12:15 PM
Well, I’m glad to read females of a certain age, especially those who are technically a shade older than Baby Boomers, the largest segment of the U.S. population, are still getting parts in television and the movies.
Jacqueline Bisset, now 64 years old, who starred in “The Deep,” “Built” and “Casino Royale” during her younger years, is back again on the small screen. The Hallmark Channel announced today that it has cast Bisset in an upcoming made-for-TV movie, “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving,” in which she plays a grandmother.
Ouch. That’s a sobering wake-up call about mortality.
But it’s good news, too. Bisset, like many actors and actresses of her age, has been featured in AARP The Magazine, published by the American Association of Retired Persons. So the question begs: Is AARP the new casting agent for those graying stars in America?