Connie Britton on Hollywood's Expectations of Beauty: 'Find Your Own Value'
Here’s what the 48-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On making mistakes earlier in life: “I made a lot of mistakes when I was in my 20s, and got a lot of experience. But that’s the luxury of being in your 20s and 30s—you can trip and fall, make mistakes and pick yourself up again. That’s what gets you to a certain peace when you are older. Be patient, make mistakes; it makes you who you are later.”
On expectations of beauty: “Everything [people] see from Hollywood, on television, in movies and in magazines is doctored, it’s not real. I really don’t want to feed into that. The best advice I can give to any woman, or any young girl, or even my younger self, is to not give in to that pressure. Find your own value. Know your body. Know what works for you. There is so much pressure, but we do have a choice. It has to be your life you are living. I try to carry that philosophy into every aspect of my life.”
On her diet philosophy: “My philosophy on life impacts my diet. I don’t want to create a vision of a woman who is starving herself, but I also like to feel good, so I tend to stick to certain healthy foods that do that. But, I love cake, and I eat it sometimes—even though I don’t always feel so great afterward.”
For more from Connie, visit NewBeauty.com.