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Jamie Lee Curtis may no longer be a spring chicken as far as Hollywood is concerned, but the 53-year-old actress continues to be relevant, confident, healthy – all of which help her beauty continue to shine through.
Curtis is currently acting in the CBS drama NCIS; earlier in the year, she guest starred as Agent Gibbs’ love interest. The first episode she appeared in garnered the show the highest viewing audience it had ever received, with 19.55 million viewers. Not bad for an aging actress.
Perhaps Curtis plays such a good on-screen love interest because she has been one – to her husband Christopher Guest – for 28 years. It is practically unheard of for a Hollywood actress to be married that long, and raise two well-adjusted children within that same marriage. But then again, Curtis is not your average woman – let alone actress.
Curtis recently granted an interview to Good Housekeeping, opening up on a variety of topics. She talks about things as minute as changing her hair – “I've had my hair like this for probably 10 years now, and I'm feeling like it may be time for a change” – to more serious topics, like the importance of pushing yourself to keep trying new things.
Not many people realize it, but Curtis has authored multiple children’s books. Her tenth book, My Brave Year of Firsts: Tries, Sighs, and High Fives, just came out. Curtis said writing her book helped her realize that adults are a bit hypocritical about their expectations and hopes for children to keep trying new things.
"As I focused on how we encourage kids to take risks, I realized that as adults, we don't do anything new," Curtis said. "We eat the same food. Sleep with our husbands the same way. We don't try new things, yet we want our children to do that every day of their lives. Trying something new and challenging yourself is what life is all about.”
She later said, “Life is not supposed to be this calcified experience where you don't change. I'm a middle-aged woman who is changing. Your hair, body, and mind change. And we fight the change. How many women spend all of this money trying not to change? We don't welcome it or encourage it in ourselves or in our friends, yet we do in our children — which basically makes us contradictory and flawed as people. Do as I say, not as I do.”
True that, Jamie Lee! So who else got from all that that her next “new” thing may be a different hairstyle? I’m stoked to see what change she may make – extensions? Color? Shave it off completely? Don’t keep us waiting too long, Jamie Lee!