“We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. Everybody dyes their hair. Everybody is concerned about a smooth face.”

— Frances McDormand, as quoted in the New York Times, October 29, 2014.

#wisdom #actors #lifeisart #francesmcdormand #truth #prettyhurts #flawless

One thought on ““Why Age Isn’t for Pussies” — #flawless

  1. She’s the best. She was in a movie for us at Searchlight and I was assigned to greet her limo at the premiere. Stretch pulls up and she jumps out of the passenger side, up front next to the driver, shakes his hand and gets out. Comes straight to me, says hi and shakes my hand and away we go. No pomp, no attitude, no ‘let my driver open my door.’ Just a smile and a hello.

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