Renée Zellweger loves aging and criticizes anti-aging products
- Renée Zellweger has said she can’t wait to turn 50 in a new interview with The Sunday Times.
- The actress also opened up about how much she loves getting older and wants to be better than her youth.
- Zellweger, 53, also slammed anti-aging ads that tell women they’re “worthless” as they age.
Renée Zellweger said she was looking forward to her 50s and denounced “garbage” anti-aging products in an interview published on Sunday.
Talk with Christa D’Souza of The Sunday Times, the Oscar-winning actress opened up about aging in the entertainment industry and why she has “no interest” in being 23 again. Zellweger, 53, said she loved getting older and celebrating her 50th birthday in 2019 was like a clean slate.
“Turning 50 was like a whole new beginning without nonsense, the moment when you can stop listening to all those voices in your head and all those expectations and projections that people have of you and become more authentically yourself. “, she told the Sunday Times. “For example, good luck to all of you, because you have to survive a lot to reach my age, and I gained my power and my voice.”
The outlet notes that Zellweger has been examined in the past due to rumors that she had cosmetic surgery on her face. Although she denied the rumors 2016 op-ed for HuffPostshe is still a vocal critic of products and advertisements that claim to rejuvenate women.
“All these commercials telling us we don’t need to look our real age if we just buy all their creams and patches and all this garbage they want to sell us? I’m like, what, you say I’m no longer has value because I’m 53? Is that what you’re saying?” said Zellweger.
She continued, “There’s a big difference between being your absolute best, most vibrant self and wanting to be what you’re not. To be vibrant and beautiful, you have to embrace your age, otherwise you’ll live apologizing. and for me it’s not pretty at all.”
The ‘Judy’ star, who took a six-year hiatus in 2010, said she didn’t pay attention to online buzz or tabloids. She revealed she has no social media accounts and thought having to check her phone every day “would be scary”.
Zellweger’s most recent role came in 2022, when she starred as Pam Hupp in Peacock’s crime drama series “The Thing About Pam” (she also served as an executive producer on the show). She was chastised for wearing a padded costume on the show to make her look taller, but she told The Times she tried to be “respectful and responsible” about it.
“There’s always a limit to how much you can establish an authentic approximation without being distracting,” she said.
Determined to live a shameless lifestyle, Zellweger said she wants her character to speak for herself.
“Okay, so you want to look pretty? So go get your hair done or fix your skin or spend that day at the spa or whatever makes you feel good,” she said. “But leave who you are and what you bring and how you represent yourself at that age.”