Actor Cameron Diaz says she won’t “accept” being shamed for her age just because she doesn’t look 25 anymore.
The 43-year-old Sex Tape star added she does not try to look younger than her age, reported Female First.
“If I’m relying on everybody buying me as a 25-year-old, then I’m screwed. I’m not going to keep trying to keep up with an image of my 25-year-old self. If I try to keep that up then I’m just making it painful for myself.
“It’s up to me as an actor, as a human, as a woman, to say that’s not acceptable for me anymore, and you can’t demand that of me. I will go and do the things that speak to me, the things that are relevant to me now. Women, we can go and do that,” she said.
The actor is happy to age “gracefully” and thinks part of that is accepting that she can’t change some things.
“I can also accept that my panty-dancing days on film could be over. And I’m okay with that, personally, I’m okay with that.
“I really think that’s what aging gracefully is about is being able to accept the fact that there are some things that are just not the same any longer, and so therefore, because you can’t change back the clocks and you can’t go back to where you used to be, you have to accept where you are and do the best that you can.”