Julianne Moore SAYS the phrase “aging gracefully” as “totally sexist” and insists there is a lot of “judgment” around the term
Julianne Moore criticized the phrase “aging gracefully” as “totally sexist” because it is most often applied to women.
The 60-year-old actress pointed out that she was getting old in a new cover of As If magazine according to People.
“There is so much judgment in the term ‘aging gracefully’. Is there an unsightly way to age? ‘ supported the Hannibal star.
“Is there an unsightly way to age? “: Julianne Moore criticized the phrase” aging gracefully “as” totally sexist “because it is most often applied to women; photographed last year
“We don’t have an option of course. No one has an option on aging, so it’s not a positive or a negative thing, it’s fair. It’s part of the human condition, so why do we always talk about it like it’s something we are in control of? Julianne said.
“As children we are told that we keep growing in school, maybe we go to college and then after school is over the idea of growth is over.”
She noted, however, that at this point people “have this whole life to live” and that there is potential for “inner growth” during this time.
“How can we continue to challenge ourselves, to care, to learn new things, to be more useful to others, to be the person your friends and family need or want? How to continue to evolve? How to navigate in life to live even deeper experiences? This is what aging should be.
Cover Star: The 60-year-old actress pointed out that she was getting old in a new cover for As If magazine according to People
Julianne approvingly quoted Helen Mirren: “Growing old is a requirement of life: either you get old or you die young.”
Helen, 75, gave the update late last year in an interview with O, The Oprah Magazine, where she spoke out against the term “anti-aging.”
“I strongly disagree with the term, actually. You cannot avoid getting old. In my opinion, you have two choices in life: you can either grow old or die, “she said.
“We don’t have an option of course”: Julianne, pictured at Milan Fashion Week in 2018, said: “Nobody has an option on aging, so it’s not a positive thing or negative, that’s right “
“And I want to keep seeing what life has in store for me. I think of Kurt Cobain and everything he’s missed. I mean, how sad he’s never heard of GPS. ‘
Julianne, who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of an Alzheimer’s patient in Still Alice, has several projects underway.
One of them is a film adaptation of the Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen with Ben Platt in the role he created on the New York stage.
Another Oscar winner: Julianne approvingly quoted Helen Mirren as saying, “Growing old is a requirement of life: either you get old or you die young”; Helen is pictured last March
Ben, 27, whose father Marc E. Platt is the film’s producer, has been criticized for looking too old to play his teenage character.
In a tweet he has since deleted, Ben referred to “hikes being age jerks” and advised them to “watch the fat.”
Since its release in 1978, Grease has been mocked for choosing stars noticeably much older than their teenagers, including John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, as high school students.
Glam: Helen told O, The Oprah Magazine last year, “From the way I see it, you have two choices in life: you can either grow old or die”; she is pictured in April speaking at the SAG Awards