Jamie Lee Curtis’s Blunt, But Refreshing View on Aging


Jamie Lee Curtis has been appearing in movies for 45 years. After playing Laurie Strode in the horror classic, the 64-year old became a household star. HalloweenIts various sequels. The scream queen returns to the big screen Halloween endsSupposedly the last in the “thrillogy.”Recent interviews show that the actress promotes more than just her movie.

Finding creativity as you age

The actress’s energy, drive, and passion is palpable in a recent Today interview. Curtis doesn’t hold back when discussing current events, her latest movie, and aging. “The success of Halloween 2018 gave me a place to stand as a creative person,” Curtis remarked. “I am a creative person and my motto is, ‘If not now, when? If not me, who?’ And it really kicked in at 60. And now I’m just getting the opportunity to be a maker. I’m a creator. I’m a producer and director. Everything I’ve wanted to do since I was little.”

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Although Curtis is now in her 60s, she doesn’t see her age as an issue. Curtis is a pro-aging advocate since the beginning. Curtis has been vocal against ageism, and the cultural stigmas women face as they age, especially in her defense of gender discrimination. The actress even gave advice to her daughters regarding their appearance. “Don’t mess with your face.”

It’s good advice for many of us to heed, even though society still places importance on youthful looks. Curtis even admitted to giving in to the pressures that come with maintaining a youthful look. Curtis has admitted that she has had several procedures in her life. But for Curtis, the cosmetic procedures didn’t make her feel better about her appearance. They had the exact opposite effect.

Curtis felt worse after cosmetic procedures

“I did plastic surgery,”The actress shared. “I put Botox in my head. Does Botox make the big wrinkle go away? Yes. But then you look like a plastic figurine.”

She doesn’t want her daughters to follow in her footsteps. Instead, the star is candid with her daughters about what she has done wrong. “Walk a mile in my shoes,” Curtis said. “I have done it. It did not work. And all I see is people now focusing their life on that.”

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Instead of focusing on their appearance, Curtis advises her children that the most important thing in life is being kind and content with what they’ve contributed to society. “I want them to be satisfied. I want them to feel that what they’re doing matters, that what they’re doing has value.”

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