“You Must Embrace Your Age,” Renée Zellweger Shows the Beauty of Aging Naturally
The 53-year-old actress, Renée Zellweger, is aging like a fine wine. She makes everyone believe that there is nothing beautiful about living apologetically by trying to turn back time and conceal the physical signs of getting older. “You must embrace your age,” Zellweger says.
She’s happier in her fifties than she was in her twenties.
The 2-time Academy Award-winning actress, Renée Zellweger, loves life in her fifties. “Turning 50 felt like a whole new beginning without the nonsense, the point where you can stop listening to all those voices in your head and all those expectations and projections people have of you and become more authentically yourself,” said Zellweger during an interview.
Society is fixated on youth.
According to a 2019 study by Ipsos Global Advisor, 60% of Americans feel negatively about aging, finding the most fundamental beauty standard a compulsive fixation on youthfulness. But here comes Zellweger, breaking all the laws of young beauty standards, saying, “As long as we buy into the whole idea that society is obsessed with youth, then we perpetuate it.”
“So go get your hair done, or your skin fixed or have that day at the spa or whatever it is that makes you feel great. But let who you are and what you contribute and how you represent yourself at that age lead,” the actress added.
She is against all “anti-aging” products.
Zellweger has grown tired of cosmetic products whose ads try to convince people that they should seem younger than their actual age. She shared her thoughts about the problem with the beauty industry nowadays, specifically when it comes to anti-aging ads and products.
“All those ads telling us we don’t need to look our real age if we just buy all their creams and their fixes and all that garbage they want to sell us? I’m like, what, you’re saying I’m not valuable anymore because I’m 53? Is that what you’re saying?” said Zellweger.
“There’s a big difference between being your absolute best, most vibrant self and wanting to be what you’re not,” the actress explained in the interview. “To be vibrant and beautiful, you must embrace your age, otherwise, you are living apologetically, and, to me, that’s not beautiful at all.”
This isn’t the first time Zellweger has publically discussed aging. “It’s a privilege,” she said in an interview after her fiftieth birthday. “I’d rather celebrate each phase of my life and be present in it than mourn something that’s passed,” she said at the time. “It’s not aging. It’s growing! It’s the acquisition of the most valuable things: experience and knowledge and grace and insight.”
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