Valentine’s Day is less than 24 hours away and some people, like Halle Berry for instance, aren’t too excited for the day of love.
The actress sat down with Yahoo Beauty’s editor-in-chief Bobbi Brown recently to share her thoughts on Valentine’s Day, plastic surgery, her beauty idols, and more. Check out some highlights on what she had to say below:
ON NOT CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY: “Here is the thing. I don’t really do Valentine’s Day. I’m like this rare woman, I don’t really subscribe too much to Valentine’s Day. That’s just honest. I’ll tell my husband, ‘I’d rather you make Valentine’s Day any random day in October, because you just want to tell me you love me. Not because the world tells you, ‘This is the day you’re supposed to profess your love.’ Be more original! Pick any other day.’”
ON RESISTING PLASTIC SURGERY PRESSURE: “It is pressure. When you see everybody around you doing it, you have those moments when you think, “To stay alive in this business, do I need to do the same thing?” I won’t lie and tell you that those things don’t cross my mind, because somebody is always suggesting it to me. “You know if you just did a little bit of this and that, lift this up, then this would be a little bit better.” It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you. That’s what I feel like. I just have kept reminding myself that beauty really is as beauty does, and it is not so much about my physical self. Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us. I think of those women that I thought aged so beautifully, like Lena Horn. Even how Jane Fonda is aging — I don’t know what she has or hasn’t done, but she looks beautiful as she’s going about her way. I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself. I think when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become somebody else in a way.”
ON AGING: 1“We have to stop wanting to look like that decade before. We have to stop coveting that. Let it go and embrace it now and really be OK. It’s easy to say, I guess, but that’s the goal.”