Charlize Theron will make every woman feel better about getting older.
The 39-year-old actress explained to Women's Wear Daily why she thinks females only get sexier with age. "I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that," she said.
Theron wasn't so sweet when addressing younger generations, adding, "It's ironic that we've built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f--kin' concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below [their] belt and feeling hardships, to grow into [their] skin and feel confident within [themselves] and to feel the value of who [they] are, not because of a man or because of something like that. And I think that's such a beautiful thing."
That all being said, this Oscar winner has no qualms about turning 40 in August 2015, though she's not pleased with how society views such an age. "And that's why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go …it's like a dead flower. [She pulls a flower from a vase.] It's like we wilt for some reason," she continued.
"And men are like fine wines -- the older they get, the better they get. It's such a misconception, and it's such a lost opportunity because that's when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality. I can't believe I almost killed that flower to make a point."
We couldn't agree more! Case in point, 45-year-old Jennifer Lopez at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: