Catherine Zeta Jones has hit out at the lack of Hollywood roles for older women as she continues on the campaign trail for her new film Dad’s Army. The 46-year-old actress plays a journalist in the big screen remake of the hugely-popular BBC One comedy classic.

Catherine Zeta JonesCatherine Zeta Jones wants more roles for older women

Speaking about the lack of roles for older women in the movie industry, Zeta Jones said that there were stories to be told about women of a certain age but Hollywood bosses didn’t feel they captured the imagination of moviegoers.

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Talking to mumsnet website, the Welsh star said: "It’s not that there aren’t great stories to be told about women in their 40s, it’s just that the big bosses in Hollywood feel that the demographic are less interested.

"I wanted to be in film because I was brought up watching great performances by women in their 40s."

Zeta Jones, who won an Oscar for her performance in Chicago, added: "There’s talk in Hollywood about diversity right now and it’s a good conversation to be had and it’s necessary.

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"But when we say diversity, let’s mean diversity for actors with ethnic differences, age differences and sex differences.

"I don’t think I’m going to change a demographic - all I want to do is a good film that is accessible to people of all ages and races."

Dad’s Army is out on February, 5.

To watch the Dad's Army trailer, click here.