Oscar winner Dianne Wiest is facing the prospect of downsizing after struggling to find enough work to cover the rent for her New York City apartment.

The Edward Scissorhands star is currently leading the cast in Cynthia Nixon's Off Broadway stage directorial debut Rasheeda Speaking, but she admits quality roles for older actresses are few and far between, especially on screen.

Wiest, 66, claims she was repeatedly typecast as "a nice mom and that's it" after her early work with Woody Allen, which won her Academy Awards for her roles in Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway, and it was only after turning to theatre that she was able to find more steady work.

However, the pay from her stage roles isn't quite enough to cover the cost of her current home, so she will be moving to more modest accommodations.

She tells the New York Times, "I have to move out of my apartment soon."

But Wiest confesses her laid-back approach to landing acting jobs may be to blame for her financial difficulties.

She adds, "I think that if it's meant to happen, it will happen. Which is I guess a real sign of stupidity."

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