Photo Credit: Allure Magazine
Can you believe that Julianne Moore is turning 50 this year? The drop-dead gorgeous actress looks at least a decade younger than her age, but unlike a lot of Hollywood ladies, she's not trying to turn back the clock. In fact, she's embracing middle age with a vengeance!
The critically acclaimed actress and popular spokesmodel tells Allure that she has no problem facing the reality of her age.
"I'm always shocked by people who talk about not being middle-aged," Moore tells the magazine. "I'm like, 'How old do you think you're going to live? Let's double your age and see where you get.' People are always like, 'Thirty-five is not middle-aged.' I'm like, 'Double it.'"
Moore, who jokingly calls herself "the hundred-year-old model," also refuses to do Botox -- or to buy into the idea that plastic surgery can buy a woman a couple more years.
"I hate to condemn people for doing it, but I don't believe it makes people look better," Moore says when asked about injectables. "I think it just makes them look like they had something done to their face. When you look at somebody who's had their face altered in some way, it just looks weird."
A four-time Academy Award nominee, Moore has her pick of projects, but she likes to focus on things that reflect where she is in her life. Her most recent film, the indie hit The Kids are Alright, is a perfect example. In the movie, she plays a mother of teenagers who's going through a rough patch with her life partner (played by Annette Bening).
"It's not about 'I want to meet this guy and get married, the end,'" Moore explains. "It's really about what happens in the middle of your life—which is where most of us are, most of the time."
That's not to say that the actress doesn't have her insecurities; she admits that she still hates her freckles, and she won't expose her fair skin to the sun (even at the beach). But in an industry obsessed with youth, her healthy attitude about aging deserves a big round of applause.
(We'd also like to point out that she's wearing the same bathing suit in her Allure cover shoot that 35-year-old Eva Longoria wears in her EMAs promo -- and she looks just as fabulous!)
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