Style & ShowbizShowbiz

Gillian Anderson's ageing struggles

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Gillian Anderson's ageing struggles

Gillian Anderson has had "a few moments of grieving youth" in the past decade.

The 'X-Files' star is fully accepting of herself and her body as she ages but admits there have been a few times where she lamented a little.

She told Harper's Bazaar magazine: "I've had a few moments of grieving youth over the past ten years - which I think are all wonderful and necessary parts of the process. And the fact is, there's nothing I can do about it really, or any of us can.

"And I think it's really important just to embrace whatever stage one is at, and try to have as much self-acceptance as possible."

Meanwhile, the 48-year-old actress previously claimed that America is obsessed with cosmetic surgery.

She shared: "I think in Europe, in general, there's a sense that women who age naturally can be beautiful, whereas I'm not so sure that's the perception in America, specifically in LA. I think that it's seen as a flaw somehow, like wrinkles are a flaw.

"There will always be the desire, as women see themselves getting older, to stop the process. Ultimately, it comes down to embracing that process and embracing one's self at the age that one is, which is hard. I'm sure I'll find myself along the way in some situations saying, 'Do I, should I, would I?'"

And Gillian feels she is happier when her work life balance is more equal.

She added: "I start my day with meditation. Even just waking up a few minutes before my kids wake up to center my head. It makes a big difference. When I get enough sleep, meditate, eat healthfully and have a balance in my life between work, family and friends and have cultural intellectual stimulation - it's a lot to ask. But, when that balance is right, I probably feel the most fulfilled and the happiest."