In a fantastic interview with the New York Times, 57-year-old Frances McDormand talks about the new HBO series Olive Kitteridge and her fight-back against the age-old problem:
‘ We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. 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.’
‘I have not mutated myself in any way. Joel (her husband Joel Coen) and I have this conversation a lot. He literally has to physically stop me from saying something to people – to friends who’ve had work done. I’m so full of fear and rage about what they’ve done.’
And now, I love her just a little bit more. Read the full interview here.