Geena Davis, 65, steps out with a smile on her sweatshirt... after actress talked about missing out on roles because of her age

Geena Davis was seen cutting a very casual figure while stepping out for an errand run in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon.

The 65-year-old performer appeared to be making the most of the pleasant California winter weather as she layered up in a hoodie while making her rounds.

Her outing comes after she revealed that she was denied a past role after the unnamed leading man said that she was too old for the part, despite being older than her.

Comfortable: Geena Davis was seen cutting a very casual figure while stepping out for an errand run in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon

Comfortable: Geena Davis was seen cutting a very casual figure while stepping out for an errand run in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon

Davis sported a light pink hoodie that featured a graphic-printed smiley face on its front portion.

The Beetlejuice actress also rocked a wide-legged pair of dark blue jeans and a set of fuzzy orange slippers during her outing.

The Academy Award-winning performer accessorized with several rings and tied her gorgeous brunette locks back into a bun.

She kept herself protected from COVID-19 by wearing a black facial covering while spending time in public. 

Looking up: Davis sported a light pink hoodie that featured a graphic-printed smiley face on its front portion

Looking up: Davis sported a light pink hoodie that featured a graphic-printed smiley face on its front portion

Taking it easy: The Beetlejuice actress also rocked a wide-legged pair of dark blue jeans and a set of fuzzy orange slippers during her outing

Taking it easy: The Beetlejuice actress also rocked a wide-legged pair of dark blue jeans and a set of fuzzy orange slippers during her outing

Davis made her comments about ageism in the entertainment industry during an episode of Allison Kugel's podcast, Allison Interviews, which was released on Tuesday.

During the sit-down, the A League of Their Own actress alleged that an older performer shut her out of a role due to her age. 

'A certain male actor that was making a movie said that I was too old to be his romantic interest, and I was 20 years younger than him,' she stated.

She also expressed that ageism in Hollywood was 'very strange and so prevalent.'

Speaking out: Davis made her comments about ageism in the entertainment industry during an episode of Allison Kugel's podcast, Allison Interviews , which was released on Tuesday; she is seen in 2021

Speaking out: Davis made her comments about ageism in the entertainment industry during an episode of Allison Kugel's podcast, Allison Interviews , which was released on Tuesday; she is seen in 2021

Davis went on to decry the inequality that exists between male and female performers in terms of their desirability for roles. 

'Women peak in their 20s and 30s, and men peak in their 40s and 50s as far as actors go,' she stated. 

The Fly cast member then stated that many male performers had certain reservations about who they wanted to be seen with on screen.

'The male stars of the movies want to appear to be younger than they are, or they want to appeal to younger people, so they always want a co-star who is really young,' she stated. 

Not happy: Davis went on to decry the inequality that exists between male and female performers in terms of their desirability for roles; she is seen in 2020

Not happy: Davis went on to decry the inequality that exists between male and female performers in terms of their desirability for roles; she is seen in 2020

Davis added that 'that is why that happens and that is why women don't get cast very much after 40 and 50. It is because they are felt to be too old to be a romantic interest.'

She went on to express that both older individuals and female performers were being shunned from major roles. 

'Characters over 50 are 20% of characters on screen, but women over 50 are only a quarter of those characters. So women over 50% are 5% of characters on screen,' she said. 

Being honest: Davis added that 'that is why that happens and that is why women don't get cast very much after 40 and 50. It is because they are felt to be too old to be a romantic interest'

Being honest: Davis added that 'that is why that happens and that is why women don't get cast very much after 40 and 50. It is because they are felt to be too old to be a romantic interest'

Davis previously founded a non-profit organization known as the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004.

The Institute has helped publish numerous studies focused on gender representation in media over the years.

The actress herself has been closely involved with the organization ever since its founding and often appears at its events. 

Making a difference: Davis previously founded a non-profit organization known as the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004; she is seen with her Thelma & Louise costar Susan Sarandon in 2021

Making a difference: Davis previously founded a non-profit organization known as the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004; she is seen with her Thelma & Louise costar Susan Sarandon in 2021

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Geena Davis cuts a very casual figure in a smiley-face hoodie while running errands in Los Angeles

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