14 May 2012 3:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

She's been fired by every acting agency in town, refused an invite to Vanity Fair's Oscars bash, even pimps wouldn't fund her films … so how is Julie Delpy still making movies?

Julie Delpy wrote 2 Days In New York because it struck her, looking around, that most Hollywood romcoms were hilariously awful in their depictions of women her age. That is, women in their late 30s and early 40s. The Anistons and Barrymores who, on screen at least, are still "having the problems of a 25-year-old. Like, should I date him, should I not date him? Should I have sex with him but tell him I don't like him? Ok. I mean, I have friends who are still single, but even they don't ask themselves those kind of questions. They've evolved into something else."

Delpy is 42. She has a three-year-old son with her boyfriend, Marc Streitenfeld, a composer. They live in La, »

- Emma Brockes

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