March 6th, 2012
04:57 PM ET
Hollywood is notoriously tough on older women, but as Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon have proved, there's nothing at all to fear about being seasoned.
Sarandon, 65, has watched herself mature on the big screen for decades. Now starring alongside Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Judy Greer in this month's comedy "Jeff, Who Lives At Home," the actress reveals what she's learned about aging gracefully in the business.
"The thing that I finally told my daughter, which dawned on me at one point, was that you have to love your imperfections, because that's what makes you you," Sarandon says. "Not that I would be so eager to jump around with my clothes off at this point in my life, but understanding that your face is you, and whatever your anxieties are, don't take it out on your body."
This isn't to say that she's opposed to cosmetic enhancements - within reason.
If one goes that route, Sarandon says, "Try to maintain who you are...You don't want to look like you're 20 when you're 60. That's why you have work on what's on the inside, because that is what's going to make the difference."
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