Since she decided to let her natural gray hair grow, Andie MacDowell has continued to be questioned by the media on the subject.
Far from being tired of speaking out about this bold decision, the actress likes the idea of challenging beauty standards by refusing to want to appear younger than her age, namely 65 years old.
“If I colored my hair, people might perceive me as younger, but you know, I just don't need that;
It’s not something I want.
“It’s not a perception that would satisfy me,” she confides in an interview with the American media
once again addressing the question of her hair style.
No offense to those who believe that this does not make her younger.
“I feel comfortable being considered an aging woman,” she says.
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Each of the appearances of her silver hair on the red carpets is noticed and systematically commented on, and this is not to displease her.
Indeed, the heroine of
Four Weddings and a Funeral
does not intend to resign herself to the invisibility of women in the industry after a certain age, which she fights with fervor.
“I don’t like the idea of us disappearing.
I mean, I think it's good that we can be observers, but I think we're way too important as humans to disappear," she continues, admitting, however, that she herself is not immune to it. this phenomenon of invisibility.
“I experienced it.
And if I experienced it, believe me, all the other women my age in the world experience it,” she laments.
“I always want to be looked at”
Indeed, if Margaret Qualley's mother recognizes that her desire to embrace her white hair gave her a spotlight, she nevertheless affirms that this external sign of aging also gave her the feeling of being "a little more deeply » relayed to this role of “observer”.
“I still want to be looked at, but not for the same reasons as young people.
I want to be recognized for the same reasons that a man could be recognized: for my strengths, my intelligence, my knowledge, my experience,” she declares.
This does not mean that the sixty-year-old feels any less sexy today: “You know, I still consider myself to have the capacity to be a sexual being, but that has definitely changed.
It’s a different feeling than when you’re younger.”
I want to be recognized for the same reasons a man might be seen: for my strengths, my intelligence, my knowledge, my experience
Andie MacDowell in an interview with “SheKnows”
The other remarkable evolution in her career, which she now observes and which she considers as an advantage, is that of being able to play “interesting and complex” characters, like the mothers she plays in the series
The Way Home
“I think as I got older, I was able to create more interesting characters.
I think being younger, my appearance prevented that,” she adds.
According to her theory, the years to come promise to be even more professionally fulfilling for her.
The stars own their wrinkles
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