Liv Tyler says being 38 Is 'not fun' in Hollywood: 'You're usually the wife or girlfriend, a sort of second-class citizen'

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Liv Tyler (L) and Dave Gardner attend a drinks reception at the British Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski at the London Coliseum on November 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Liv Tyler, David Gardner and Sailor Gene Gardner are seen in the West Village on October 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Dave Gardner (L) and Liv Tyler attend as Audi hosts the opening night performance of 'La Fille Mal Gardee' at The Royal Opera House on April 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Audi)
Liv Tyler, left, Justin Theroux and Amy Brenneman attend HBO's "The Leftovers" season premiere at the NYU Skirball Center on Monday, June 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Liv Tyler -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amy Brenneman and Liv Tyler seen filming 'The Leftovers' on February 20, 2014 in Harrison, New York. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Actress Liv Tyler and Milo Langdon are seen in Soho on January 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Liv Tyler seen filming 'The Leftovers' on February 20, 2014 in Harrison, New York. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
Kate Moss and Liv Tyler during Beck Concert and Party at The Roxy, NY - September 15, 1998 at The Roxy in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Liv Tyler attends the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on October 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 15: Liv Tyler is seen arriving at shorditch House on August 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/GC Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 686 -- Pictured: (l-r) Liv Tyler, Jimmy Fallon in the 'Star Makerz' skit -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Fashion model Kate Moss walking in London with actress Liv Tyler, 28th April 1998. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Liv Tyler -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Actress Liv Tyler is seen on July 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Actress Liv Tyler attends 'The Leftovers' premiere at NYU Skirball Center on June 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Liv Tyler is seen in Soho on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
People is reporting that Liv Tyler has given birth to her second son in New York City yesterday.The Leftovers actress was surrounded by close friends and family for the exciting arrival, including her dad Steven Tyler, mom Bebe Buell and her sister Mia Tyler.The brunette beauty's beau, Dave Gardner, was also by her side as they welcomed their first child together.During an interview with Town & Country magazine, Tyler recently revealed how much fun this pregnancy has been for her.
NEW YORK NY - APRIL 14: Liv Tyler sighting on April 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Actress Liv Tyler and Milo William Langdon are seen Walking in Soho on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: (Exclusive Coverage) Liv Tyler performs during soundcheck for a performance benefitting David Lynch Foundation at Electric Lady Studio on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
New Zealand director Peter Jackson, right, stands with members of his cast, Liv Tyler and Christopher Lee, left, during a photo call at Castellaras Castle near Cannes, France, Friday May 11, 2001. They are in Cannes to promote the film trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" which will be released in December. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Liv Tyler is seen in the West Village on September 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Liv Tyler attending The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Milo Langdon and Liv Tyler are seen in the West Village at Streets of Manhattan on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
Liv Tyler arrives at the NY Premiere of "The Normal Heart" on Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Liv Tyler arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala, Monday, May 2, 2011 in New York. (AP Photos/Peter Kramer)
Cast members John Rhys-Davies, foreground left, and Sean Astin duke-it-out with their awards as other "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" cast members, from left, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Liv Tyler, John Noble and Andy Serkis hold the awards they won for outstanding ensemble cast for a motion picture at the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awardstor in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Actress Liv Tyler (L) and model Kate Moss (R) attend the fashion industry's battle against HIV/AIDs at the '7th on Sale' gala held at the 69th Regiment Armory on November 15, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for eBay)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, model Kate Moss and actress Liv Tyler attend the Beck Concert and Party on September 15, 1998 at The Roxy in New York City. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Liv Tyler says being a 38-year-old actress in Hollywood is "not fun."

In an interview with More magazine, the actress spoke about how she feels getting older has influenced her career as a female actress in Hollywood and what kind of roles women are more likely to receive once they hit a certain age.

"38 is a crazy number," she said. "It's not fun when you see things start to change. When you're in your teens or 20s, there is an abundance of ingenue parts which are exciting to play. But at [my age], you're usually the wife or the girlfriend, a sort of second-class citizen. There are more interesting roles for women when they get a bit older."

Many women have spoken out about ageism in Hollywood — Maggie Gyllenhaal told TheWrap in May that "I'm 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55. It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh."

Zoe Saldana told The Telegraph in 2014 that "By the time you're 28 you're expired, you're playing mommy roles."

Even Meryl Streep, who is now 66, opened up about the problem of age in the industry during an interview with Vogue in 2011. "Once women passed childbearing age they could only be seen as grotesque on some level."

More recently, "The Intern" star Anne Hathaway weighed in on the industry's habit to give parts written for older women to younger actresses, but realized she was once one of the younger actresses benefiting from the system.

"When I was in my early 20s, parts would be written for women in their 50s and I would get them," Hathaway told Glamour UK. "And now I'm in my early 30s and I'm like, 'Why did that 24-year-old get that part?' I was that 24-year-old once, I can't be upset about it, it's the way things are. All I can do right now is think that thankfully you have built up perhaps a little bit of cachet and can tell stories that interest you and if people go to see them, you'll be allowed to make more."

Tyler, known for film roles in "Empire Records," "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Strangers," will be back on Season 2 of HBO's "The Leftovers" when it returns on Oct. 4.

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