Hollywood doesn’t make May-December romances so much because every Hollywood movie features a May-December pairing. The male actor can be any age, but the woman had better be young and spry — otherwise she’s cast aside and made into a lonely aunt or something. Take Maggie Gyllenhaal being told, at 37, she’s too old for a 55-year-old man.
It’s hard to illustrate this any better than Tina Fey did with a perfect joke a few years ago at the Golden Globes. Fey said: “Gravity is nominated for best film. It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” Not so for Daniel Craig, though, who as James Bond again in Spectre gets paired with the gorgeous Monica Belluci. Belluci, 51, is four years Craig’s senior. Asked in an interview about “succumbing to the charms of an older woman,” Craig responded: “I think you mean the charms of a woman his own age. We’re talking about Monica Bellucci, for heaven’s sake. When someone like that wants to be a Bond girl, you just count yourself lucky!”