Helen Mirren is getting real about ageing.
The legendary actress, 74, chatted with Vogue at the Le Defile L’Oreal Paris show, explaining why she thinks it’s better to age “disgracefully.”
“It’s much better to age disgracefully!” she said. “Take it on the chin, and roll with it. You die young, or you get older. There is nothing in between! You may as well enjoy it.”
And Mirren’s philosophy comes from her mother.
“My mother once said, ‘Never worry about getting older,’” she recalled. “‘I know the thought of you being 45 when you’re 25 is, ‘Oh, my God! Who wants to be 45? But it’s amazing because when you get to be 45, you’ll realize it’s actually very cool and you don’t want to be 25 again.’”
She added, “And I have to say, she was absolutely right. With every age comes advantages and disadvantages. And you tend to find that you don’t want to go back. You want to be exactly where you are with everything you’ve experienced.”