Cameron Diaz will always be in our minds as the adorkable, sassy Charlie’s Angel who danced around in her underwear then effortlessly saved her best friend.
The thing is that this happened 16 years ago, and Cameron is now 43-years-old. Crazy right?! Cameron thought so, in fact she feared that turning 40 would ruin her career. So what did she do? She wrote a book about longevity and decided to kick ageing’s ass as if it were a Charlie’s Angels villain.
“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,” she said during her recent stop at Oprah Winfrey Network. “That’s the perspective that we need to have.”
However, this does not mean she is exempt from societies idea that people over 40 are old and therefore less ‘valuable’.
“Just because we’re getting older doesn’t mean we’re not valuable anymore,” she said. “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.”
“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?” she asked. “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.’”
You heard her!