Jamie Lee Curtis was honored on Saturday night with the Career Achievement Award from AARP The Magazine. But, this wasn’t the first time the publication, which is known for showing off people aged 50 or older, has shown the actress some love.
Through an Instagram post ahead of the magazine’s annual Movies for Grownups Awards, Curtis had reflected on appearing topless on the cover of its May/June issue back in 2008. The then 50-year-old posed naked in a swimming pool for the Andrew Eccless-lensed shoot which caused quite a stir.
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“People lost their MINDS that I was TOPLESS!” Curtis shared. “A perfect statement about how weird people are about older people having any sexuality whatsoever.”
Jamie Lee Curtis Receives Career Achievement Award
Despite people going wild, Curtis did have some support from actresses like Naomi Watts and former co-star Lindsay Lohan. Supermodel Paulina Porizkova went on to comment, “Yup. Apparently, older women should give that up.”
Curtis is no stranger to being unapologetic about aging on her very own terms. In the 2008 issue, the star spoke about letting her hair go gray and learning to love her “mature version of herself.”
“I want to be older,” she stated.”I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel way better now than I did when I was 20. I’m stronger, I’m smarter in every way, I’m so much less crazy than I was then.”
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Through the years she has also spoken about society’s obsession with botox and plastic surgery, admitting that she tried it but hated it. “I’ve also been an advocate for not f***ing with your face,” she stated appearance on the U.K. talk show Lorraine back in 2021. “And the term ‘anti-aging.’ What? What are you talking about? We’re all going to f****ing age. We’re all gonna die. Why do you want to look 17 when you’re 70? I want to look 70 when I’m 70!”
Speaking at the Movies for Grownups Award, Curtis expressed her appreciation and love for aging.
“At the end of the day, what I love most about grownups is that we are more alike than different — grownups suit up and show up each day, regardless of the way our cards were dealt,” she stated in her acceptance speech. “It’s the beauty of grownups and I’m honored to be considered one because it’s a badge of honor that I wear proudly on my face, on my body, in my mind and in my soul.”