Hello from muggy San Diego! For one of my first activities here at Comic-Con, I attended a panel led by Entertainment Weekly titled “Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture” and featuring Sigourney Weaver, Eliza Dushku, Zoe Saldana and Elizabeth Mitchell in the hot seats.
Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her role on Lost and getting better roles after the age of 30: Mitchell was predictably coy when answering any question about her role as Juliet on Lost, a role that the EW moderator called “morally slippery,” and “the most complicated female character that any woman has had to play on television.” Mitchell explained that she likes playing “complicated women, they’re enticing to me,” and that she was told by Lost producers to say that Juliet’s fate “just depends on whether Jack’s plan works or not.” When the issue of age came up, she emphatically stated that “I have played better roles now after the age of 30. . . . I was called sexy for the first time at the age of 38 and I was thrilled! . . . I think we’re allowed to be sexier, I think we’re allowed to be all of those things after the age of 30. That has, of course, been in television,” she added, acknowledging once again that opportunities for women in TV are greater than those in movies.
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