"I want to age with intelligence, and grace, and dignity, and verve, and energy. I don't want to hide from it," said the actress.
Jamie Lee Curtis talks about aging and says “This word 'anti-aging' has to be struck.”
The "Halloween" actor made the comments during the Radically Reframing Aging Summit hosted by Maria Shriver, reported TODAY. Jamie further added “This word 'anti-aging' has to be struck. I am pro-aging. I want to age with intelligence and grace, and dignity, and verve, and energy. I don't want to hide from it,"
At the summit, she boldly called on people to embrace themselves and accept the inevitable process, mentioned Upworthy. She did not say sugar-coat things but said the truth out loud. She said acceptance is only key and at times it does get difficult but that's how things work. “I’m not denying what I look like, of course, I’ve seen what I look like," she said. "I am trying to live in acceptance. If I look in the mirror, it’s harder for me to be in acceptance. I’m more critical. Whereas, if I just don’t look, I’m not so worried about it.”
The summit, which sought to explore growing older as "one of the greatest gifts in life," highlighted the perspectives of experts, such as doctors and professors and celebrities, including Goldie Hawn, William Shatner and Rob Lowe. "Growing older is one of the greatest gifts in life. And right now, with astonishing advances happening in science and consciousness, is truly a wondrous moment to be alive. So how do we seize this remarkable opportunity to live our healthiest, most joyful life possible?" read the description of the event. "It’s time to examine our beliefs and cultural assumptions about aging…and most importantly, how we can discover aging as a time to deepen our sense of purpose, joy and meaning."
Curtis also spoke about natural beauty and being candid on social media. Curtis is featured in the upcoming film "Everything Everywhere All At Once" and shared a photo of herself in costume, wearing a mustard yellow turtleneck, white wig and red-framed glasses. In the caption, Curtis revealed that she had simple instructions for her character's styling: "I want there to be no concealing of anything." She further added she does not support using products that are about "hiding things," such as concealers, body shapers, fillers, procedures and more.
She further discussed her take on the unreal beauty standards and how they made her suffer. “I’ve been sucking my stomach in since I was 11, when you start being conscious of boys and bodies, and the jeans are super tight," she wrote. "I very specifically decided to relinquish and release every muscle I had that I used to clench to hide the reality. That was my goal. I have never felt more free creatively and physically."
In a recent Instagram post, Curtis spoke about how focusing on her looks took a toll on her. “I’ve been sucking my stomach in since I was 11, when you start being conscious of boys and bodies, and the jeans are super tight," she wrote.
"I very specifically decided to relinquish and release every muscle I had that I used to clench to hide the reality. That was my goal. I have never felt more free creatively and physically." She is determined to live her life to the fullest. "I have no effing time to waste. My motto is, ‘If not now, when? And, if not me, who?’ And, that has unleashed me and freed me, and allowed me to do everything I’m doing with zero attachment,” she further added to the caption.