Kathleen Turner is grateful for aging. Why? Because she credits her wrinkles for helping her land her latest theatre role!
The soon-to-be 60-year-old is set to star as Mother Courage in the London production of Stephen Sach’s “Bakersfield Mist,” and she admits that she wouldn’t have gotten the part at 30.
“How I look now is what gives me the ability to pick great theatre roles where I can play women of character,'' Kathleen says.
“I wouldn't be doing Mother Courage if I looked like I did when I was 30. Some women my age want to look like they're still 30 but I prefer to look like me.”
Not that the actress didn't appreciate her stunning looks back in the day! “I look at how I looked then and think 'Wow!' - but it's good to look like you've lived sometimes,” she says.
When we talked to the actress last December, she admitted that people expect her to still look like she did in 1981's “Body Heat.”
“I don’t look like I did 30 years ago. Get over it!” Kathleen joked. “And even I say to myself, 'Okay, we can’t pretend anymore here.'"
The actress in "Body Heat"
But that doesn’t mean that the star can’t celebrate the big 6-0! The “Dumb and Dumber To” actress is excited to party for her birthday on June 19, but shares some reservations.
“I hope I'm able to celebrate because people in London can be a little standoffish. Nobody ever wants to bother anybody and that can sometimes make life lonely when you are away from home,” she explains to the Daily Mail.
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