Monica Bellucci, from The Passion of the Christ and The Matrix series, has some pretty wise words to say about aging.
“I want to get old in a peaceful way,” she told Sunday Times Style magazine. “When you are 50 or 60 you don’t have the same needs as when you are 20. You change, like when your baby comes into the room, you see that the first thing is her. We come in second. This gives us another perspective.”
Over the years, the 57-year-old actress has been known for her stunning beauty, something that has been maintained as she got older. Bellucci is currently the “oldest Bond girl,” after her 2015 role in Spectre, where she was 50 years old at the time. She called that experience a “big change,” noting that “there are so many women who are feeling free to get old in a different way.”
“There are many different moments in life,” Bellucci continued. “When you are very young, you have what in France they call la beauté du diable, the beauty of the devil, which is just natural, it is the beauty of youth, the beauty of a biological moment in your life. And life goes on. The physique, it gets old and we have to deal with that. There is nothing we can do.”
“At the same time we are lucky, because if we get old it means we have a long life. As the body goes down, the soul grows,” she added.
Bellucci also reflected on the relationship between men and women, thoughts she had after raising her two daughters.
“We have come a long way, and today we have the courage to say things because there are women that did this before us, but at the same time I don’t believe in a war between men and women, I think we have to find a common ground of communication. I don’t want to teach my girls to be full of hate, it doesn’t bring anything,” she said. “We have to find a way to talk.”
The Italian model co-parents daughters Deva, 17, and Léonie, 11, with ex-husband Vincent Cassel. The two married in 1999, splitting later on in 2013.
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