Andie MacDowell has proven that there is nothing wrong with grey hair in a new interview, where she discussed society’s constant pressure to appear young.
The 64-year-old actress, best known for her roles in romantic comedies such as Green Card and Four Weddings and a Funeral, started her work as a model in the 1980s.
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MacDowell has received attention in recent years for her firm decision to wear grey hair and age naturally -, particularly while working in an industry that values a youthful appearance in women.
The Groundhog Day actress has previously expressed her feelings on the subject, telling Katie Couric this week (via The Daily Mail): “I want to be old.”
“I’m sick of pretending to be youthful. I don’t want to grow up. I used to be youthful. It is an effort to be an older individual pretending to be young. “That’s a lot of work,” she went on.
When asked about her grey hair, she said, “‘It looks good on me.” My irises popped open as they grew. They appeared to be a distinct color. I enjoyed how my skin looked better now. There was also a sensation. It gave me more authority. Seeing beauty at any age is important, and it is not limited to a certain generation.”
However, MacDowell admitted that some people still need to admit that aging isn’t a problem, saying, “Every once in a while, I’ll say to someone, ‘I’m old,’ and they’ll say, ‘No, you’re not!” As if it’s a terrible thing to state… ‘But what if I claim I’m young?’ I’ll say to them. ‘Do you have an issue with that?'”
MacDowell spoke to British Vogue in 2021 about allowing her hair grow out. “At the start of quarantine, my hair began to grow, and every time my kids saw me, they told me I looked badass with my grey hair.” “All you could see when I pulled it up in a bun was the salt and pepper, which is what I am, you know, dark and silver,” she explained.
“Why not compare me to George Clooney?” says the actor. I’ve been saying for a long time that it was time for me to make that shift because it felt right for my personality and who I am […] “I got a job, and I had to decide what I was going to do very quickly,” MacDowell continued.
“My managers actually told me, ‘It’s not time.'” And I said, “I think you’re wrong, and I’m going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now.” It’s time because I’ll be 65 in two years. If I don’t do it now, I won’t be able to be salt and pepper later.”
” she added. “I always wanted to be salt and pepper!”