Aging in public is extremely stressful

Kristin Davis says getting older in public is “extremely stressful”.

Kristin Davis at a No Kid Hungry event

Kristin Davis at a No Kid Hungry event

The 56-year-old actress has insisted that she has no problem getting older and accepting the changes that come with it, but she finds it especially difficult to age as a public figure because she’s always with it compared to their younger self.

She said, “It can be extremely stressful to age and be compared to your much, much younger self.

“If I had a normal life, I would feel fine; I would feel great! I’m healthy, I’m strong, I have this little three year old son and I carry him around and it’s all good – but no, I’m on TV where every bit of my body is being analyzed.

“This part was always very stressful and difficult for me, because as much as I can look back on my life and think: ‘Oh, I looked great then’, you never think that back then. I don’t think anyone does that. “

Kristin was recently the focus of Ageist commentary along with her ‘Sex and the City’ co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon after their roles on the spin-off series ‘And Just Like That …’ were reciprocated.

The actress said paparazzi kept looking for unflattering shots of the trio for long days on set and while trying to ignore the comments she received, she still had “bad days.”

She explained, “I have bad days; I have days when I literally want to stick my face in a bowl of ice like Joan Crawford.

“There will be bad pictures and they will talk about it and they will talk about your hair, your face, your this and your that and so it is, I think … at least in this industry.”

Kristin also admitted that age discrimination is not an isolated incident, as all women have long been held to impossible standards of beauty.

She told NewBeauty, “I like to think that life is more than how we look, but in our culture it’s inevitable that as you get older, especially as a woman, your looks matter. It’s a whole, bigger cultural conversation that we have to have, but it’s hard right now. “

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