Shirley Maclaine - Shirley Maclaine Slams The Falling Standards Of Hollywood

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Shirley Maclaine has hit out at the Hollywood movie industry suggesting that making money is the driving force of all silver screen projects these days rather than vision and imagination.
The Oscar winner also believes that older audiences are ignored when making movies. 'I've reached a point where I'm in sync with an audience of senior citizens, and am making four pictures for them this year', she told the London Evening Standard. 'They have no movies made for them. How many times can you see Batman? Things are done according to money these days.' She insisted that once upon a time 'it used to be vision which mattered more' but then money became 'addictive'. 'People have a hole in their heart and think they can fill it with material possessions', she continued. 'In the end, though, you have to fill that hole with spiritual understanding.'
The 78-year-old 'Terms of Endearment' star is set to appear in the third series of the Golden Globe winning Itv1 drama 'Downton Abbey' alongside Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Jim Carter. She will play the part of Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham's American mother Martha Levinson and has dismissed suggestions that she was roped into the TV series to 'pander to' US viewers. 'It's not pandering', she insisted. 'I'm a volleyball partner for Maggie. Who else would they get? Let me think: Anthony Hopkins in drag.'


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