Laura Dern Talks Aging, Natural Beauty, And Why She Posts Makeup-Free Selfies On Instagram
Laura Dern opened up about her views on ageism, beauty, and growing older in an industry that for years has endorsed female youth and beauty. Additionally, Laura explained why she posts makeup-free selfies on social media, in particular, her Instagram account, where she has 724,000 followers. Laura spoke to InStyle magazine, for their latest issue where she opened up about her views and also explained why she's chosen not to go under the knife. Born into a Hollywood family, it is evident that Laura focuses on substance and character more than the outward appearance: she has her parents, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, and David Lynch muse Isabella Rossellini for that.
Laura has had examples of women who are close to her growing older in Hollywood. Her mother, Diane Ladd, recently celebrated her 82nd birthday. Isabella, whom she has a very close friendship with is 67-years-old. Hollywood is beginning to change its views on women in the industry and while there is much work to be done, it is clear that Laura feels defying industry views on age is part of the battle waged.
Speaking about showing her unfiltered, and makeup-free face on Instagram Laura Dern stated the following.
"To have other women or my daughter see me disguising what I look like would be unfortunate. The beauty of getting to be an actor is to transform or reveal parts of yourself. In one film you look radically young or glamorous, and in another, you look radically young or glamorous, and in another, you look old or like a hot mess. With social media, people are "branding" themselves, and it's easy to reinvent. But it shouldn't all be 'Look how amazing my life is: It's always easy, and the sun's always shining.' There's a lot to do in the world, and the more transparent and authentic we are, the more we're going to get done."
You may see a photo of Laura Dern with her parents below.
Laura Dern also spoke about her friendship with Isabella and how she has learned much about growing older from her.
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