We all know Hollywood has a problem with women, especially older women. From Meryl Streep to Elizabeth Banks, numerous actors have spoken out about the way they’ve been mistreated by the industry because of their gender and age.
As if it wasn’t enough that there are plenty of women speaking on the issue, here are nine almost unbelievable instances of women playing the mothers of men, when both actors are the same exact age or thereabouts.
Jennifer Robertson and Tim Rozon in Schitt’s Creek
Tom Hanks and Sally Field in Forrest Gump
Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell in Alexander
Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman in Aquaman
Jennifer Coolidge and Nicolas Cage in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate
Samuel L. Jackson and Charlayne Woodard in Glass
Mel Gibson and Glenn Close in Hamlet
Winona Ryder and Zachary Quinto in Star Trek
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