Jamie Lee Curtis
posed for the cover of the May/June 2008 issue of AARP The Magazine
, naked and wading in water up to her chest.
AARP is the nonprofit organization for people 50 and over, and Curtis becomes eligible when she celebrates her birthday on Nov. 22. this year.
"I want to be older,"
she tells the magazine. "I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel way better now than I did when I was 20. I'm stronger, I'm smarter in every way, I'm so much less crazy than I was then."
She also says she reached a turning point two years ago when a tabloid published a photo of her and gave her weight as 161 pounds.
"I was like, `How dare you — I'm not 161 pounds!' I was indignant. I got home and I went on a scale and I was 161 pounds. I was in denial about it,"
"So I started a really healthy way of eating, just avoiding things that I had been shoving in my mouth. Over the course of a year, I dropped about 20 pounds".
"Now, I get up at (5 a.m.) every day, filled with energy. I play tennis three times a week, and I do yoga."
Well, whatever she's doing, she looks pretty good for 50.
Still, it's hard to reconcile her with the woman from 'Trading Places' or even 'True Lies'.
...the one I used to ...um, admire
back in the day.