Hayek was ter­ri­fied of turn­ing 50

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Salma Hayek (right) has ad­mit­ted that she used to be ter­ri­fied of turn­ing 50.

The Everly ac­tor, who will turn 49 in Septem­ber, said she used to be scared of get­ting old be­cause she was told her ca­reer wouldn’t last past the age of 35.

“In the past, when I tried to imag­ine what I’d look like and how my life would be at this age, I was ter­ri­fied. I imag­ined my­self look­ing old, but I think I still look okay. I’m fine with my ap­pear­ance,” Hayek said.

“For too many gen­er­a­tions, women have suf­fered from this ter­ri­ble lie that age 50 is like fall­ing off a cliff. Women have be­lieved for so long that they should act and feel as if they were fin­ished, and they sur­ren­dered to that myth,” she added.

The Tale of Tales star, who had her first child Valentina at the age of 41, said that she no longer wor­ries about turn­ing 50, as it’s an age where women can be pro­duc­tive.

She said: “For­tu­nately, we’ve stopped be­liev­ing that. Fifty is a great age where we can be very pro­duc­tive and happy and not feel lim­ited by any­thing. I’ve re­alised I can still be beau­ti­ful and at­trac­tive as I ap­proach 50. I feel very good about my life.”

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