Charlize Theron is perfectly happy to age gracefully and she has some powerful opinions when it comes to aging, beauty and measuring your self-worth.
Speaking with Women’s Wear Daily, the A Million Ways to Die in the West actress expressed her views on how with age comes wisdom.
“I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that,” she explained.
“It’s ironic that we’ve built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f***in’ concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below [their] belt and feeling hardships, to grow into [their] skin and feel confident within [themselves] and to feel the value of who [they] are, not because of a man or because of something like that. And I think that’s such a beautiful thing,” she continued.
It’s no secret that Theron is in a good place in her life now, and not just because she is a mom to adopted son Jackson and has a hot new man, Sean Penn, on her arm.
This is not the first time that the Oscar-winning star has spoken out about becoming more confident with age, and she reiterated her previous statements by telling the publication that she’s now in her prime. However, society still has a major flaw when it comes to older women, and Theron thinks it’s time people stop looking at older women like they are dead flowers.
“And that’s why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go… it’s like a dead flower. [She pulls a flower from a vase.] It’s like we wilt for some reason. And men are like fine wines — the older they get, the better they get. It’s such a misconception, and it’s such a lost opportunity because that’s when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality. I can’t believe I almost killed that flower to make a point.”