Well she may no longer be Dirty and Thirty, but she is 62 and owning it!
Even Meryl Steep made a joke about being the oldest women ever to be on the cover of Vogue magazine. Her joke deemed to be true with most of the Vogue covers going to women in their 20’s. There is no question that she deserves this; just like her character Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada said, “Bore someone else with your questions.”
Meryl told Vogue that she thought her career was over 20 years ago when she was offered three different roles to play a witch. She believed Hollywood viewed older women as “grotesque on some level.” But oh did she prove Hollywood wrong. In the past 20 years her career has rose to a whole new level portaying some of the most brilliant, deep and historical characters; making her the actor with the most Academy Award nominations to date.
Meryl gives us something to look forward to as we grow “wiser” wink, wink. She owns who she is and taps into her greatness, without caving into what others want her to be, but what she wants to be. She does it with ease and grace. She is a perfect example of someone who does not let Hollywood define her, but she defines Hollywood.
Ladies, let’s define our lives…I dare you. You feel old? We have about thirty more years to build who we want to be until we are 62. That gives me a lot of hope. How about you?
Cover hits stands on Dec 20th.
And as Miranda Priestly would say “That’s all.”STEFANIE SEIFER www.StefanieSeifer.com Follow me on twitter @StefSeifer