Gillian Anderson talks aging and how she mourned her youth

Gillian In an interview with Glamour magazine, Gillian Anderson openly talks about aging and admits she once spent whole day crying over her youth. However, the actress believes it was a healthy way of dealing with getting older.

She said: “I had a very pathetic/ existential moment a few years ago. I’d been filming something where I was a couple of decades older than everybody else and I remember spending a day mourning my youth – literally weeping.

“Afterwards I talked to women about it and found that it’s not uncommon and potentially a healthy thing to do.”

“Because as long as you can get to a point where you’re able to embrace what the next stage is, and you’re not constantly obsessing over trying to get back to looking a certain way, then it’s fine,” she explained.

gillian-andersonGillian remembers the day when she noticed the first signs of aging on her face.

She said: “I remember in 2009 doing ‘A Doll’s House’ and sitting in front of the mirror on the first day of rehearsals and telling the actress beside me, ‘Something’s happened to my face! I’ve had an allergic reaction. I’ve swollen up.’ It was this sudden realization that I was getting old. Since that day I’ve started using face creams. Until then, I had two decades worth of creams unopened in my bathroom.”

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