Reese Witherspoon: 40s are the best years for women

The 43-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon likes to witness the signs of herself ageing on screen, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“One of the things that struck me about ‘Big Little Lies’ was how I saw my own life reflected in each of the characters because I was a divorced woman, I’d been a single mother, a married mother, and I had another child in a second marriage. When I saw the first version of it in the editing room, I immediately noticed the little lines on my face and said to myself, ‘I like them, I got them one by one… I worked hard to get these wrinkles’,” Witherspoon said in an interview to Closer magazine.

“Now, I can play women who have lived more and gone through a lot of changes, not simply because I’m in my 40s but because I’ve gone through that kind of evolution myself,” she added.

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The actress believes the 40s are the “best years” for women.

“I think the 40s are the best years for women. You have a much clearer idea of who you are and you know exactly what you want. So you surround yourself with the best people, you have a much better idea of what you want in a relationship and you’re much bolder and less afraid. It’s a time of great personal growth where you have much greater self-awareness,” she said.

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