Jamie Lee Curtis may have got her start in horror films, but, there is one thing that she definitely isn’t afraid of – getting older! Instead of seeing life after 60 as a time to take it easy, she is looking forward to the opportunity to make the absolute most of her life.
Recently, she said, “If I can challenge old ideas about aging, I will feel more and more invigorated. I want to represent this new way. I want to be a new version of the 70-year-old woman. Vital, strong, very physical, very agile. I think that the older I get, the more yoga I’m going to do.”
There are two things that I love about this quote. First, I appreciate the fact that Jamie Lee Curtis realizes that, as a celebrity, she has a role to play in challenging aging stereotypes. Like Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, she is still extremely active as an actress and has several new projects coming out in 2015 and 2016. Personally, I hope that she continues to work for many years to come!
The second reason that I love this quote is that it calls attention to the fact that life after 50 is a choice. At age 56, Curtis is already planning for the decades ahead. As she correctly points out, the older she gets, the harder she will need to work to maintain her energy and physical strength.
It’s not about looking good for other people – although, as a celebrity, Curtis has to worry more about this than we do. It’s mostly about having the energy to pursue all of your passions, no matter your age. Do you agree?
I’d love to get your feedback on this!
What do you think about this Jamie Lee Curtis quote on aging? Do you agree with her? What is your favorite Jamie Lee Curtis film? Please join the conversation.
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