Getting older is one thing that no one likes. Leaving behind the way we ‘used to be’ and accepting what we ‘might turn out to be’ is a very stressful procedure.
Even being perfectly healthy, aging can be stressful, especially for celebrities. Continuously being in the eyes of the cameras, being examined for even minor flaws, being told about those flaws, it is all very hectic and perhaps the reason why celebrities prefer hiding behind the illusions of ‘still young.’ After all, staying behind a screen is much better than being pressured to reveal our true selves.
When she was first introduced as beautiful and elegant Charlotte York, Kristin Davis stole our hearts, who was in love with painting. From her shy nature to her wardrobe, we fell in love with not only the character but the actress behind her as well.
And once again, the same character greeted us on our screens in the spin-off of ‘Sex and the City’ known as ‘AND JUST LIKE THAT.
Kristin looks just as beautiful as she once used to be. Her dressing sense is just as elegant as we used to adore. But coming back to a character that the actress had once left behind was a huge step.
During her NewBeauty cover story, the Emmy Nominee shared her views and doubts about stepping back in the shoes of Charlotte York. She expressed her concerns about the changes in her own body and how different she is now compared to before.
She said, ‘It can also be extremely stressful to be aging and to be compared to your much, much, much younger self. If I were from regular life, I would feel fine; I would feel great! ‘But, no, I’m on television, where every bit of my physical being is analyzed. That part was always very stressful and difficult for me because, as much as I can look back on my life and think, “Oh, I looked great then,” you never thought that at the time. I guess no one does”’.
The soon-to-be soon-to-be 57 actress expresses her worries about getting older and her concerns about portraying the same character for over 24 years.
It seems you are not the only one who worries about each passing year, but even our favorite celebrities go through the same fear, maybe much more than we do.
The only advice we can give is to simply embrace who you are and forget who you used to be. Your past self isn’t coming back. Your future self isn’t concerned yet, so the only one you need to focus on is your ‘present self.’
After all, age is just a number.