scorecardJamie Lee Curtis, 65, says she doesn't think about the future because 'the future means that you are going to be dead'
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Jamie Lee Curtis, 65, says she doesn't think about the future because 'the future means that you are going to be dead'

Amanda Goh   

Jamie Lee Curtis, 65, says she doesn't think about the future because 'the future means that you are going to be dead'
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  • Jamie Lee Curtis says she doesn't think about the future now that she's 65 years old.
  • During the "Today" show on Tuesday, she discussed aging and learning to live in the moment.

Jamie Lee Curtis says she doesn't think about the future now that she's 65.

During an appearance on the "Today" show on Tuesday to promote her latest children's book, the actor discussed aging and spoke about learning to live in the moment.

"When you're my age, you're not thinking about the future because the future means that you are going to be dead," Curtis told "Today" host Hoda Kotb. "What it means is that you are very much more in the present moment."

She explained how different it was from how children think.

"The present is very hard because they're growing. You're thinking about new shoes, new clothes, dentists, schools — everything is the future," she added.

Apart from being present, the "Everything Everywhere All at Once" star also shared that growing older has taught her to be less hard on herself.

"I'm very much in acceptance of what I look like, and I own what I think and feel, and that, to me, is what maturity is," she added. "I say what I mean, I mean what I say, I try not to say it mean."

For Curtis, who turned 65 last November, it is also a "moment of reflection and excitement" since there are still plenty of things for her to look forward to.

"I have a new book, I'm heading to go make a movie, I got to be in a TV show — I'm having a creative time," she added.

Curtis made a cameo appearance during the second season of "The Bear," playing the mother of Jeremy Allen White's character Carmy.

She's also starring in an upcoming film "Borderlands" — based on the video game series of the same name — which is expected to be released this year, per IMDB.

This is not the first time that the actor has spoken about embracing aging.

In a January 2023 interview with the magazine for AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, Curtis declared she's "pro-aging" and that she feels "more alive today than I ever have."

"That's the beautiful gift of aging: The things that are unimportant slip away. That is the essence of the truth that sets you free to manifest your destiny. Carpe diem — seize the day," she told AARP.




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