Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about what it's like to get older in a new Goop podcast, Beauty cabinet, explains that even she has not completely adapted to the limelight. "I've always felt so funny about my look," she said people. "I think it is very rare to think that you are a beautiful person, and so I feel like all other women – that I don't see it when I look in the mirror."
The fact that Hollywood remains fixed on young people does not help, she added. Although Paltrow, 46, still fits well within the industry's narrow beauty standards, the actress and entrepreneur shared that she is aware of aging. "It's a strange thing to be – I don't mean in a pejorative way – being objectified," she said. "I think as you age … what does it mean to get wrinkles and approach menopause, and all those things … What happens to your identity as a woman if you're not fucking pretty?" (Of course, this is not a problem it seems that famous men have to deal with.)
But Paltrow did not dwell too much on the disadvantages of getting older, or even on the existential questions that the process sometimes poses. Instead, she said, aging has given her more clarity about who she is as a person and the values she considers important.
"You know, as I move on in life and I feel more and more self and less judgmental about myself, my values become clearer to me," she said. "I can be integrity all the time, which was a lot harder when you're a younger woman and you're trying to please and juggle with all this."
She later added, "Fortunately, what is happening at the same time in parallel is that you are just starting to like yourself. I think you get to a point where it's almost like your kind of pulchritude is diminishing in a way and your inner beauty is , which is really coming out, and then this is the fun change that is happening. "
"It's like you're doing so well; you know who you are, hopefully; you value the relationships in your life and your work and your contribution to the world," she said, "But then you're like," Wow, you have a crow feet. Damn! ""
Of course, there is nothing in itself that is good or bad with crow's feet, but if their arrival comes with a deeper sense of myself, we are here for it.
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