'Pitch Perfect' Star Anna Kendrick Talks Turning 30 & Her Outlook On Aging Is Pretty Spectacular
Are you someone who fears getting older? If so, you shouldn't be, because aging is a beautiful part of life. Don't believe me? Well, Anna Kendrick loves being 30 and she couldn't be more excited about the big 3-0. While chatting with Elle magazine, the actress opened up about turning another year older, and she's embracing it in the perfect way: looking to the future and all the great things life brings as you age, like not being ashamed to be in bed at a decent hour. Here's what she said about what it means to be 30:
I guess I'll find out in a lot of ways. I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullsh*t. I know you have to in your thirties as well, but you can always say, You know what? I'm 30-goddamned-years-old, so I'm going to go home before 2 a.m. because I can. I'm excited for that.
This might be the first time I've ever heard anyone say they aged themselves by a year before actually turning a year older. Is this something the Pitch Perfect actress always does or is it something she decided to do once 30 was around the corner? She said,
My Mom always did that — to such a degree that I can't ever remember how old she is because she always bumps it up a year. I'd never done it before, but 29 felt like I was desperately clinging to my twenties, and I didn't feel the need to do that, so I just started saying I was 30.
Get it, Anna! Kendrick actually did turn 30 on Aug. 9 and it's clear she's taking her life and her age by the horns. Like the Into the Woods actress, Kristen Stewart is totally fine with getting older, too. As she told Marie Claire in August 2015, "Age has made me smarter and calmer. And it is f*cking awesome." Amen.
Why be afraid or ashamed of becoming older? You can't stop it, so rather than trying to prevent it, why not live your age to the fullest? As Kendrick and Stewart have shown, aging can be a great thing, so own it and love every minute of it.