On Saturday night, actress Jamie Lee Curtis was presented with the Career Achievement Award by AARP The magazine. But it’s not the first time the publication – which shines a spotlight on people aged 50 and over – has shown the star some affection.
In an Instagram post shared ahead of the magazine’s annual Movies for Grownups Awards, Curtis, 64, reflected on appearing topless on the cover of the May/June 2008 issue. Then 50, the Halloween star posed nude in a pool for a shoot with Andrew Eccles, causing quite a stir.
“People lost their minds because I was TOPLESS!” Curtis, who just scored his first Academy Award nomination for his supporting shift Everything everywhere all at once, shared. “A perfect statement about how weird people are about older people who have any sexuality.”
Curtis’ post garnered support from the likes of Naomi Watts and her ex Crazy Friday co-star, Lindsay Lohan. Supermodel Paulina Porizkova, no stranger to provocative photo shoots that challenge conventional thinking about aging, commented, “Yes. Apparently, older women should give up.”
Curtis hasn’t apologized for aging on her terms. In the 2008 issue, the Outright lies the star talked about letting her hair — now silver, nearly 15 years later — go gray and learning to love the mature version of herself.
“I want to be older,” she told the mag. “I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel so much better now than I did in my 20s. I’m stronger, I’m smarter in every way, I’m a lot less crazy than I was.” I wasn’t then.”
In more recent years, the Exchange places the actress opened up about society’s obsession with plastic surgery — which she admitted to trying and hating — and using filters to look younger.
“I’ve also been an advocate of not fucking your face,” she said during an appearance on the UK talk show Lorraine in 2021. “And the term ‘antiaging.’
Curtis shared last year that she’s focusing more on acceptance and less on vanity.
“When I brush my teeth, of course, I look in the mirror,” she said during a speech at the Radially Reframing Aging Summit. “When I pluck my eyebrows, of course, I look in the mirror. But when I get out of the shower, I just don’t look in the mirror at my 63-year-old body. I don’t deny what I look like, obviously I’ve seen what I look like. I’m trying to live in the acceptance. If I look in the mirror, it’s harder for me to accept. I’m more critical. Whereas, if I just don’t look, I’m not so worried about it.”
Speaking at the Movies for Grownups Awards this weekend, Curtis expressed his appreciation for getting older.
“At the end of the day, what I love most about adults is that we are more alike than different. Adults dress up and show up every day, no matter how our cards are dealt,” she said in her speech. acceptance. “It’s adult beauty and I’m honored to be considered one because it’s a badge of honor that I wear with pride on my face, my body, my mind and my soul.”
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