Hollywood has not traditionally been kind to women over 50 but happily we are seeing more women over 50 and 60 playing leading roles. BA50s cheer when actresses over 50 and 60 rock the screen embracing their age. When Hollywood embraces these Bad Ass women, Better After 50s cheer.
There are 3 stand out leading ladies that are not to be missed this Fall…Cate Blanchette, Helen Mirren and Andie McDowell who had alot to say about aging at Cannes.
1, Cate Blanchette.
Check out this interview on CBS good morning when Cate Blanchette talks with correspondent Seth Doane about her latest film, “Tár.” and her performance as an orchestra conductor facing multiple crises which has earned Blanchett critical acclaim. “She also discusses her discomfort with the spotlight, and how self-doubt drives her to keep working. #cateblanchett #tar #orchestra “CBS Sunday Morning”.
2. Helen Mirren
Being comfortable with age was embraced by People Magazine who dedicated an issue to being Beautiful with Helen Mirren as their cover girl celebrating the launch of her new film.
Helen Mirren’s new film White Bird is being released this week. Her attitude about aging is honest and healthy. Women over 50, 60 and 70 are lucky to have her a spokesperson for living life with vigor and unapologetically.
Helen Mirren has unequivocally embraced her age, “It’s much better to age disgracefully!” Helen Mirren replied cheekily when Vogue asked her thoughts on the notion of “aging gracefully” in Hollywood, “Take it on the chin, and roll with it. You die young, or you get older. There is nothing in between! You may as well enjoy it.” And let it be known: Living life large, no matter what age you are, is a notion that has been ingrained in Mirren for decades..Click here to read more..
Listen to what Helen Mirren says about Beauty during her shoot for the Cover of People Magazine.
3. Andie McDowell
The other night some girlfriends and I were talking about our favorite over 60 actresses we’ve seen in the last year. Andie MacDowell was unanimously voted a real Bad Ass in her role in Maid. She self proclaimed herself as such. “I’m an exotic badass at 64” she said at the Cannes Film Festival…. https://www.instagram.com/p/Celt5GzhGQC/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again
She told InStyle Magazine she is ready for the world to start glamorizing women of every age. “I think it’s badass to embrace where you are [in life] and be fearless,” she tells InStyle. “That is exactly what I am doing. I am stepping right into where I am with no shame, and it feels good.”
“When you’re in the spotlight, everything about you—especially your appearance—is constantly being scrutinized. And the sad truth is that social media is far from forgiving or kind. Yet more and more celebrities are embracing the adage that beauty really is only skin deep. Even better, they’re not keeping quiet: Many celebrities have spoken out in recent years about embracing their age and healthy aging.
Listen to what Andie says she would tell her past self here….