Two months ago, a group of young actors talked to Canvas about the big issues in their lives. Now we ask female veterans of the stage and screen for their thoughts on working in a youth-obsessed business.

ON ROLES FOR WOMEN

LISA CHAPPELL: When I turned 40, the television work dried up; the film work dried up and I have been primarily making a living in theatre for a decade; it's hard to make a living out of theatre. I'm not sure the "more opportunities for women" has transferred to New Zealand yet; I was short-listed for a television role

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