Linda Robson: It's fashionable to be older
Linda Robson thinks it's "fashionable to be older".
The 57-year-old actress believes the "tide is changing" in the TV industry, and that's why she's able to hold down two prime-time jobs in ITV's 'Loose Women' and the iconic BBC sitcom 'Birds of a Feather'.
Linda said: "I'm not sure why but it seems fashionable to be older now. Everyone's got a mum, everyone's got a nan - people can all identify. I think people like that they can see their mums or their nans in us, and that's a good thing.
"I had a few years when I was quiet, because nothing was coming in work-wise and then, all of a sudden, it did. Now it's really, really busy. I'm trying to not take on any more work so I can have a holiday with the family."
The 'Birds of a Feather' actress said films like 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', which features the likes of Dame Judi Dench, 80, and Dame Maggie Smith, also 80, are the reason people want to see older stars on the screen.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I think the tide is changing now, I really do. Films like 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', with absolutely brilliant people like Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, have helped change the perception of older people on TV."