Sophia Loren On Aging In Hollywood

Posted on March 15th, 2016 at 1:22 pm
True Aging In HollywoodSophia Loren has been on the scene for decades now, and although the actress is 81-years-old, there's no denying she still looks fantastic! In a new interview with W magazine, Loren opens up about what it's been like aging in Hollywood. "It’s because, I think, of my mother," she says of her good looks and why she's aged gracefully. "She was the most beautiful woman in the world when I was born. She looked exactly like Greta Garbo, and she won a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contest to get a contract, but my grandmother didn’t want to let her go to America because she said it was too far away. It’s a pity. But maybe if she had gone, she would have had another destiny and maybe I would not have been born." And with age in Hollywood, comes less acting roles, but not for Loren! The actress says she has some gigs in mind, revealing, "The possibility has to come of a role that I like and is true to me now," she says. "By the way, I look very well. I look fantastic. [Laughs.] I’m laughing, but everybody says so. Everybody says so! Sometimes I don’t believe them anymore, but they are very convincing. [Laughs.] Oh dear." The star continues, "You are always amazed. Actually, when I was 20, I didn’t think that one day I would live to 80, but you do. You think, ‘My god, all this time went by? I can’t believe it.’ Of course, the roles change – you cannot at my age do the story of a woman of 30 or 40 years old. It’s impossible. It’s a very normal way of being in the movies all the time and changing roles," she explains. "It becomes a little more difficult sometimes, but if you have faith in what you do, and if you have faith in yourself, a little time goes by and you can find the right thing for you still." Here's to you, Sophia!