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Minnie Driver, 52, reflects on being an older actress where ‘newness’ is valued over every part

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‘It’s a really different time now’: Minnie Driver, 52, reflects on life as an older actress where ‘newness and youth’ is valued above every part

Minnie Driver reflected on getting older during her appearance on The Jonathan Ross Christmas show this week. 

The Good Will Hunting star, 52, said that it wasn’t the acting that was hard but attempting to survive in an industry where ‘youth and newness’ is valued over every part.

She told the host that ‘every part is actually different now’ as compared to when she began her profession.

Candid: Minnie Driver, 52, reflected on getting older during her appearance on Jonathan Ross’ Christmas show this week

She said: ‘I do not think the acting is tough to survive. I feel getting old and being a known quantity where youth and newness is valued and favoured over oldness and a known quantity’. 

‘It is very different now – it seems like a really different time for individuals who do what I do in case you’re a girl.’

The actress looked sensational for the looks where she was joined by Michael McIntyre, Gordon Ramsay, Big Zuu and Adam Lambert.

Throwback: The Good Will Hunting star said that it wasn't the acting that was hard but trying to survive in an industry where 'youth and newness' is valued over everything (pictured in 1998)

Throwback: The Good Will Hunting star said that it wasn’t the acting that was hard but attempting to survive in an industry where ‘youth and newness’ is valued over every part (pictured in 1998) 

She cut an elegant figure in a plunging velvet suit which boasted large shoulder pads and gold embrodiery detail. 

Minnie accentuated her age-defying features with a beautiful palette of make-up and wore her brunette tresses in loose curls. 

Elsewhere within the chat Minnie opened up about her personal life and revealed how she met partner, American filmmaker Addison O’Dea.  

Different: She told the host that 'everything is really different now' in comparison to when she started her career

Different: She told the host that ‘every part is actually different now’ as compared to when she began her profession

Chic: She cut a chic figure in a plunging velvet suit which boasted large shoulder pads and gold embrodiery detail

Chic: She cut an elegant figure in a plunging velvet suit which boasted large shoulder pads and gold embrodiery detail

Speaking out: She said: 'I don't think the acting is hard to survive. I think getting old and being a known quantity where youth and newness is valued and favoured over oldness and a known quantity'

Speaking out: She said: ‘I do not think the acting is tough to survive. I feel getting old and being a known quantity where youth and newness is valued and favoured over oldness and a known quantity’

She said: ‘The Woolsey Fire in 2018 worn out a whole lot of 1000’s of acres and 1000’s of individuals lost their homes in California. They wound up on my street in Malibu and there have been two firemen who refused to evacuate’. 

‘If you leave the hearth department in California you get given a fireplace hose. They flagged down a passing engine, opened the hydrants and fought the hearth they usually principally saved our tiny community.’ 

‘You could not get into where we lived. The Pacific Coast Highway had been burnt out. The coastguard has issued a notice so you could not get in by boat even with proof that you simply lived there’.

‘These guys were living on one FEMA meal a day which is an emergency meal – they’d nothing. I had hatched this plan to get a ship to get in – I needed to launch a sea based incursion. 

Love: Elsewhere in the chat Minnie opened up about her personal life and revealed how she met partner, American filmmaker Addison O'Dea (pictured together in 2020)

Beaming: The actress was in great spirits in the course of the appearance (pictured with Michael McIntyre (right) and Jonathan Ross (left)

Fun: The episode even saw the actress playing a host of Christmas games

Fun: The episode even saw the actress playing a number of Christmas games 

She continued: ‘I called up all of the people I knew and there was this one guy who I knew made documentaries in places of conflict, I’d met him one time’. 

‘He showed up within the marina where I had found this kid that might drive this boat and didn’t mind also getting arrested to deliver goods….The coast guard did chase us.’

Asked by Jonathan if the romantic connection was quick or gradual, Minnie said: ‘I knew that he was just a completely sensible, kind one that had risked arrest and was just really interesting. I didn’t think it was possible since it felt too very like a high-concept motion film.’

Watch The Jonathan Ross Christmas Show, Saturday December 17 at 10:05pm on ITV1 and ITVX 

Guests: (L-R) Adam Lambert, Gordon Ramsay, Jonathan Ross, Big Zuu, Minnie Driver, Michael McIntyre

Guests: (L-R) Adam Lambert, Gordon Ramsay, Jonathan Ross, Big Zuu, Minnie Driver, Michael McIntyre

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