Janelle James won’t reveal how old she is — and she doesn’t think anyone needs to know!
Abbott Elementary The star recently revealed how women are viewed in Hollywood is a big part of why she won’t share her age.
Janelle said in an interview with Variety, “I’m grown. I have a 20-year-old son. I’m not ashamed of my age or anything like that.”
She continued, “But for women — and everyone knows it and acts like they don’t — it gives an idea of what you’re in people’s heads.”
Janelle explained that even the fact that she is a mother of two influences what people think of her, believing that she is a “mom comic”.
“It’s not my jam,” she shared. “People have this idea about motherhood, in the same way that they have an idea about women once we reach a certain age.”
Janelle continued, “Every age group has an idea in their head of what it is. I don’t want it to stop me from doing anything, because I can do everything.”
Keep up the good work Janelle! You can read all that he said here.