Justine Bateman fully embraces the aging process and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about it.
The 57-year-old actress, who started her career as a teenager with the ’80s sitcom “Family Ties,” revealed that she didn’t even realize people were commenting on her appearance until she Googled her on “60 Minutes Australia.”
“I needed something on Google to do some research and remind myself of something that happened when I was famous,” the writer and director said. “So I entered my name, googled it for Justine Bateman, and then it autocompleted ‘looks old’.
“And I was only 42 at the time – 40, 42 – and ‘What?’ I was like,” he continued. I looked at the pictures they had as evidence and couldn’t see what they were talking about.”
“Is there beauty in aging?” When asked, Bateman replied, “Is there beauty in aging?” Is it good to grow old?’ And for example, I just don’t care.
“I think I look rad. I think my face represents who I am. I like. And that’s basically the end of the road.”
The author of “Face: One Square Foot of Skin” admitted that there are definitely tweaks he could make, but he thinks they will eventually “wipe” all the “authority” he has.
“I like to feel like I’m a different person now than I was when I was 20,” she explained. “I like to look in the mirror and see this evidence.”
Bateman added that she was “sorry” for women who are obsessed with looking young.
“I just feel bad that they don’t enjoy life. “I feel sad that they’re distracted from the things they need to do in life with a consuming idea that they need to fix their faces before anything else happens.”
His advice is to “forget your face” and “let go of the fear that makes you think having a wrinkled face will miss a lot of opportunities for you”.