"We have to stop wanting to look like that decade before," she said. "We have to stop coveting that. Let it go and embrace it now and really be okay. It’s easy to say, I guess, but that’s the goal."
Ageless beauty Halle Berry hasn’t gone under the knife yet, but admits that the pressures to do so in Hollywood are mounting. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Beauty, the mother of two opened up about the struggle.
“It is pressure,” Berry said. “When you see everybody around you doing it, you have those moments when you think, ‘To stay alive in this business, do I need to do the same thing?'”
Berry suggests that women look within and embrace the aging process.
“We have to stop wanting to look like that decade before,” she said. “We have to stop coveting that. Let it go and embrace it now and really be okay. It’s easy to say, I guess, but that’s the goal.”
Despite her flawless beauty at age 48, Berry has been asked to get a little work done, she admits.
“I won’t lie and tell you that those things don’t cross my mind, because somebody is always suggesting it to me,” she said. “’You know if you just did a little bit of this and that, lift this up, then this would be a little bit better.’ It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you. That’s what I feel like.”
Yikes! Thankfully the actress, 48, knows how to focus more on what she wants for herself than the desires of others in the industry.
“I just have kept reminding myself that beauty really is as beauty does, and it is not so much about my physical self,” Berry added. “Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us. I think of those women that I thought aged so beautifully, like Lena Horn. Even how Jane Fonda is aging — I don’t know what she has or hasn’t done, but she looks beautiful as she’s going about her way. I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself. I think when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become somebody else in a way.”
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