Glenn Close, 75, says women are 'brainwashed' about aging skin
Glenn Close is getting candid about aging.
The 75-year-old "Fatal Attraction" actress opened up in an interview with Glamour about the unrealistic beauty standards women face — and how that can make embracing the aging process difficult.
“We are so brainwashed about skin. Certainly about women’s skin,” she said. “The texture of your skin, and the warm, the hard, smooth bodies against the ones that are fighting to get a waist again.”
The "101 Dalmations" star tries to embrace the changes she has seen in her own body.
“I look at my arm in the morning at a certain light and I go, ‘Ah! Are you kidding me? Whose arm is this? Are you kidding?’ And it’s like, OK, I see; it’s happening,” she explained.
"So I’m trying to come to the point that I just embrace my — what’s the word they use for it? Crepey skin? Is there beauty in it? I try to think that maybe it looks like the sand after the tide has gone out," Close continued.
Close went on to explain how she hasn't let her body define her over the years.
“I’ve always felt that my body is not really who I am. We have this house, if you will, that we look out of during our whole life, and it’s not who you are,” she said.
“It’s actually fascinating to me, because as our house ages, we should get more and more interesting and interested,” she added. “And yet you have this facade that people see.”
When asked if there is anything she would change about her life if she could go back in time, she joked that she might have not gotten married.
"Maybe not get married! Maybe not get married a couple of times!" she said, laughing. "Well, when I look back at things that I say I would’ve done differently, I didn’t have the power to do them differently."
"So you just have to forgive yourself for not having the power. And it’s not your fault. That’s been a huge journey for me, to know that it wasn’t my fault," she added.
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