The 48-year-old actress shares the surprising secret to why her hair looks so great, the one job she has had that shows her age, her view of Southern beauty and why, sometimes, you just have to order the steak.
Photo Credit: John Russo
“People say my hair is my best feature. I get a lot of comments about it, but I don’t do much of anything to it. It’s kind of funny because I feel like I don’t even play it up and it’s just sort of there.”
“My philosophy on life impacts my diet. I don’t want to create a vision of a woman who is starving herself, but I also like to feel healthy and good, and there are just certain healthy foods that do that, so I have a tendency to stick with those. But, I love cake, and sometimes, I eat cake—even though it doesn’t always make you feel so great after. Same with steak. I also love the ritual of dinner and what that means for your community and getting together with your friends, and I never want to deny myself of that. You have to encourage your body to take what it likes the best; it knows what you need. The key is balance and what serves your spirit the best.”
“This shows my age, but I was an aerobic instructor in college. I grew up with really bad asthma and my parents always protected me from that—there was no running, no cardio, none of that. When I got to college, I tried aerobics and it has sort of an opposite effect. It made me feel healthy, and my asthma actually subsided. But, doing aerobics for those years has made me hate the gym. Now, I avoid it at all costs! So, I try to get creative about working out. I like yoga and I am really into Pilates. Anything that is outside, like hiking or swimming that serves the whole mind-body-spirit connection for me is really good. I am also a huge fan of meditation.”
My View of Southern Beauty
“There is something about Southern beauty that is very meticulous and traditional. The East Coast and some of the other areas of the country are looking at different things they want to do and strive for. But, there is something so authentically beautiful about Southern women and their approach to beauty.”
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