WE ALL NEED TO EM­BRACE AGE­ING: GIL­LIAN

The Asian Age - - Newsmakers -

London: Bri­tish ac­tor Gil­lian An­der­son be­lieves it is im­por­tant to “em­brace” age­ing be­cause the ex­pe­ri­ence of grow­ing old can be trau­matic.

The ac­tor said it is im­pos­si­ble to stay young so cel­e­brat­ing the changes is a bet­ter op­tion.

“If you watch your­self on film, there is a cer­tain point where you see your­self change. It’s ar­rest­ing. It can ei­ther be com­pletely trau­matic or some­thing that in­sti­gates a shift of con­scious­ness to­wards think­ing about what’s im­por­tant. But you have to go through that trauma first, to mourn.

“The thing to re­mem­ber is, how one looks in the mir­ror is the youngest one will ever look again. So you can’t do any­thing but cel­e­brate it. Age­ing is some­thing we all need to find a way to em­brace — the in­evitabil­ity of age, of de­cline, of... Rot,” An­der­son told Vogue mag­a­zine.

The 50- year- old ac­tor can cur­rently be seen in Net­flix comedy drama “Sex Ed­u­ca­tion” as sex ther­a­pist Jean Mil­burn.

Gil­lian An­der­son

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