Cameron Diaz is of those celebrities who have managed to stay timeless, at least physically, even after reaching the age of 40. Born in 1972, she has come a long way. She rose to fame in 1994 after appearing in The Mask. Since then, she has appeared in a number of films, such as The Other Woman and The Counselor. In 2013, she was named the highest paid actress over 40 in Hollywood.
Currently aged 44, she recently published her book, titled The Longevity Book, which she launched in a bid to empower other women over 40 who were faced with the question of ageism and how to cope with it. The following was her answer to this as referenced in her book.
“Just because we’re getting older doesn’t mean we’re not valuable anymore. To be told at 44 that I’m no longer valuable or that I’m not viable or that I’m just going to be discarded and nobody’s going to care, there’s a few things that happen.”
She does acknowledge that it hurts receive such sentiments, but adds the following.
“I have another 40 years in me, at least. Why am I all of a sudden going to be afraid to live the rest of my life because I’m not 25?. It’s up to me to embrace that. It’s up to me to say, ‘No, you don’t get to say that to me.”
She also adds that there are tens of millions of women in America aged between 35 and 50 who have their own opinions and contributions to society. The following is her exact statement.
“There’s over 30 million women in the United States between the ages of 35 and 50. That’s a lot of voices, that’s a lot of opinions, that’s a lot of power. It’s up to us to change the conversation. It’s up to us to say, ‘No, no, no, no, society, all you people looking in. You got it wrong. It’s awesome in here.’ “
She also offers the outlook that all women in her shoes should enjoy life to the fullest. This is what she says.
“I’m going to do the best work I’ve ever done. I’m going to live better than I’ve ever lived. I’m going to love better than I’ve ever loved. And you’re going to value me more than you ever valued me at 25. That’s the perspective that we need to have.”
She also points out that people who accept aging have been found to live longer and specifically about 7 more years.
Seemingly following her own advice, she has not shown any signs of holding back and early this month, she participated in a drinking contest while on The Tonight Show. The game was called Drinko and was based on the popular Plinko game. The game involves drinking a cocktail determined by opponents. A dropping ball determines the drink.
The following is the video.
Away from that, Ayda Field recently revealed that Cameron Diaz helped save her marriage to actor and singer, Robbie Williams. This is what she said.
“We had a break up and this was the final one. He went out to a hotel in LA and Cameron Diaz was there and he said he was talking to her and she said ‘You obviously still love your girlfriend, you need to back to her’. He called me that night, we met up and we’ve been together ever since. If she’s watching I just want to say thank you Cameron.”
This is as reported by Key103.
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