"And I don't understand it at all. I mean, what's all this stuff about ageism in Hollywood? How did I get left out of it?"
When Meloni asked what the reasoning might be, Burstyn gave a comically grim response.
"I don't know, except possibly that everybody else who could play those parts has already died," she speculated.
"So I'm the only actress still standing who can play the great-grandmother or something."
Burstyn recently starred in Universal's The Exorcist: Believer, a direct followup to the 1973 horror classic. Burstyn returns as MacNeil, an actress whose daughter Regan (Linda Blair) shared a body with a demon back in the day.