13:30 13 June 2006
Uma Thurman has begged Hollywood bosses not to write her off - just because she is getting older.
The actress, who turned 36 in April, claims Tinseltown has a bad habit of putting female stars out to pasture as they advance in years.
Thurman, who starred as lethal assassin 'The Bride' in Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill' films, insists she still has a lot to offer and believes actresses get better with age.
She told Glamour magazine: "Theoretically, athletes run more slowly as they get older. But actors get better. They may be less attractive but, professionally, they grow richer and deeper."
Earlier this year, Thurman confessed she wouldn't let her age stop her from dating a younger man.
The blonde star - who was previously married to Ethan Hawke - admitted she would be prepared to romance a guy ten years her junior.
She said at the time: "Why not? To be with a man who hasn't tried every line, who hasn't broken up with a woman every which way you can break up with them is nice. It would be nice to meet someone who hasn't done everything, who doesn't feel like they've been to every party and every restaurant."
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