Since she appeared "topless" (i.e. appearing to be topless but actually wearing a strapless bra and submerged in water) in AARP Magazine, Jamie Lee Curtis has become something of a poster woman for aging gracefully. She went on Oprah to discuss her theories on life and love after the AARP cover caused something of a scandal. Now she's on the cover of More, and inside she expounds further on her personal philosophies. Some of her musings are sort of severe and annoyingly new agey (she only wears black and white now; she speaks "recovery") but what really struck me was her take on growing old in a Hollywood context. As the daughter of two stars who were famous for the majority of their lives, Jamie has a unique perspective on aging in the public eye. "I have watched, my whole life, people age and become buffoons," Jamie Lee tells More. "When you crest in your thirties or forties and then you don't pull out of the public eye, you become a caricature. You have to have grace and dignity and gratitude, and walk away kind of slowly, like you're walking away from a bear. I'm going to go now, bear. Don't kill me, don't rip my fucking face off."
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