In yesterday’s “Sunday Styles,” writer Winter Miller spends a semi-nauseating night out with the stewardesses of Broadway’s Boeing-Boeing — Gina Gershon, Mary McCormack, and Kathryn Hahn. We marveled as the ladies pigged out on “sirloin steak, sausage, ribs, skirt steak, flank steak, chicken, lamb, [and] rib-eye” at Churrascaria Plataforma, but even the “chocolate pudding, coconut cake and crème brûlée” couldn’t distract us from a mid-article oddity: According to Miller, Hahn is 33, McCormack is 39, and Gershon — whose cat makes yet another appearance in her press coverage — is “in her forties.” Why the vagueness?
According to Wikipedia and IMDb, Gershon was born on June 10, 1962, which means she’s now 45 years old. Then again, there’s been confusion in the past, so we’re not totally sure: “Last year, the Internet said I was 26,” Gershon told Blender in 2003. “I’m not fucking 26! Then 53, and I got mad. Then all of a sudden I was 43 and I said, ‘OK, whatever.’” (Blender, by the way, also went with “in her forties.”)
Honestly, Gina, why so hush-hush about your birthday? We’re Bound (har) to find the truth some day, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We hope you’re not worried about being judged for not looking exactly like you did in Showgirls — that was twelve and a half years ago! (And for the record, In Style reported then that you were 30.) You’re still the same sultry brunette (even when you’re stuffing your face with ribs), and it’s not like there’s any law against middle-age nudity. As your Love Ranch co-star Helen Mirren can attest, it can even win you awards! —Lori Fradkin
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