Andie MacDowell is 'tired of trying to be young' following Justine Bateman's aging comments
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Andie MacDowell has spoken out about aging and said that she can’t be bothered trying to stay ‘young’.
Following comments made recently by Justine Bateman, in which she decried the world of getting botox and filler injections, opting herself to age gracefully instead, MacDowell signalled her agreement in an interview with Katie Couric.
The 64-year-old actor, famous for roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, as well as St Elmo’s Fire, and Groundhog Day – among others – said: “I want to be old.
“I’m tired of trying to be young.
“I don’t want to be young. I’ve been young.
“And to be an older person trying to be young, what an effort.
“That’s a lot of effort.”
She continued: “I do think there is the importance of seeing beauty at every age and it’s not limited to a certain age.
“Every once in a while, I’ll say to someone, ‘I’m old,’ and they’ll say, ‘No, you’re not!’
“Like it’s some horrible thing to say,
“And I’ll say to them, ‘But what if I say I’m young? Don’t have a problem with that, do you?’
“The truth of the matter is, I’m old and that’s OK.
“That’s what I really want people to think about.”
“Why is there so much shame attached to getting older?” she added.
“We’re towards the end. We have no time to waste feeling shame.”
What’s more, MacDowell is planning on leaving her hair to go naturally grey, and doesn’t have any problem with that at all.
“It looks good on me,” she said.
“As it was growing out, my eyes popped.
“The color of them looked a little different. I liked the way my skin looked better. And there was a feeling. It empowered me more.”
These comments come hot on the heels of Bateman’s comments about aging and people’s criticism of her appearance.
The 57-year-old said that she didn’t ‘give a s***’ about what people online say about her appearance, adding: "I think I look rad. I think my face represents who I am. I like it.”
On 60 Minutes Australia, Bateman went on to say that she’d Googled herself at one stage and saw that the autocomplete read ‘looks old’.
That search was accompanied by an image of her at just 42 years old.
On the pressure women face to attempt to look young, the writer and director said: “I feel sad that they are distracted from the things they’re meant to do in life, with this consuming idea that they’ve got to fix their face before anything else can happen.
“Forget about your face! That is what I’m saying.
“Get rid of the fear that your face being wrinkled is going to ruin a bunch of opportunities for you.”
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