Andie MacDowell says she's 'tired of trying to be young' and that gray hair 'looks good' on her
Andie MacDowell recently spoke with Katie Couric about her career and aging in the spotlight.
She said she loves her gray hair and is happy that she's not young: "I'm old and that's OK."
MacDowell also recalled a time when a reporter asked how it felt to lose her beauty as she aged.
Andie MacDowell is happy to be growing older — gray hair and all.
In an interview published on Saturday, the actor spoke to Katie Couric about her career and aging in the spotlight.
When Couric questioned if MacDowell could believe some of her biggest films like "Groundhog Day" were released 30 years ago, MacDowell was quick to say she could.
"I remember turning 40 and going to a film festival and having a young woman interview me," MacDowell said. "One of her questions was, 'How does it feel to get older and lose your beauty?' She actually said that to me."
MacDowell noted that the question made her feel sad, mostly for the reporter.
"All I could do was think: 'You're gonna be someday. Why are you promoting that idea?'" she said.
But as for MacDowell herself, she said she loves aging — especially her gray hair.
Even at a young age, she said, she felt salt-and-pepper hair would suit her.
"When it started growing out during COVID, I saw I was right; it looks good on me," she told Couric, noting that the color makes the rest of her features stand out.
"As it was growing out, my eyes popped. The color of them looked a little different," she said. "I like the way my skin looked better. And there was a feeling. It empowered me more. I felt more powerful, and I felt more genuine, and I felt more myself."
MacDowell acknowledged that while most people "are great" about her choice to stay gray, it does make her laugh when others say she "looks older."
"I don't care. I want to be old," MacDowell said. "I'm tired of trying to be young."
MacDowell is frequently outspoken about her gray strands, as are stars including Hilarie Burton, Allison Janney, and Tia Mowry.
"Every once in a while, I'll say to someone, 'I'm old,' and they'll go, 'No you're not!' — like it's some horrible thing to say," MacDowell said. "The truth of the matter is I'm old, and that's OK!"
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