American actress Brooke Shields has opened up about the hardships she is facing with aging.
In an exclusive interview with More magazine, Shields, 43, revealed that she found it quite difficult to take in the fact that she is no longer young, and also that she is no longer considered for younger roles.
"For years, I've been the youngest person on the set, and it occurred to me recently that I wasn't 26!" the New York Daily News quoted her as saying.
"I'd read a script and say, 'Oh, that's a great character, that's something I'd love to do.' And they'd say, 'Um, no, we're thinking of you for the mother.' And then I'd say, 'Oh, of course! Of course! I knew that'," she stated.
The actress further told More that she feels like she's in that "middle place" in Hollywood at the moment.
"There aren't a lot of movies out there for my age," she said.
"They're still stopping at the mid-30s. Then you're Diane Keaton or Glenn Close," she added.