Cameron Diaz On Aging: "I Wasn't Able To Defy Nature!"

Cameron Diaz chatted about society's obsession with staying young in a candid interview with Orpah Winfrey. 

It may seem like a non-issue: Diaz is beautiful, fit, and healthy! But, the 41-year-old actress claims that she wasn’t able to defy nature...and she’s 100% okay with that.

“Our culture is obsessed with not growing into who you were really meant to be,” Winfrey observes. 

Diaz agrees. “This is true! And women don’t allow other women to age gracefully. We don’t give ourselves permission to age gracefully.”

The actress, who has previously stated  she doesn't want to look like she did in her 20s, elaborated on misconceptions about growing old. “It’s almost as if we have failed if we don’t remain 25 for the rest of our lives!” she says. “Like we are failures. It’s a personal failure. Like, our fault that at 40 years old that I still don’t look like I’m 25.” 

The blonde beauty boldly admits, “I wasn’t able to defy nature!”

We love that Cameron is spreading such a positive message about beauty and aging! Do you agree with her comments? 

Catch the clip over at E! Online, and be sure to watch the special Cameron Diaz & Sharon Stone: Aging Gracefully on OWN on Sunday at 9pm EST. 


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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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