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Thandie Newton Doesn't Want To Hear This "Compliment" Anymore

"We should take a step back and see why people are amazed that an older woman looks good."

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Well, she's got a new role: teaching people how to give proper compliments. The 45-year-old London native joined forces with RoC Skincare to help spread the message.

RoC Skincare's "For Your Age" campaign was created to eliminate the negative subtext in language used to describe a woman's appearance once she's reached a "certain age."

Thandie is sick and tired of hearing people say "you look good...for your age." While she assumes they mean well, Thandie told Refinery29 why she doesn't believe it's a real compliment.


"It's not, 'You look good for your age.' It's, 'You look good for a renaissance woman holding down all those things and still managing to have a glow about you.'"

"Rather than just using [this campaign] to hawk another product, they want to take this opportunity for a conversation. It's not about the age, it's about the pressures and stresses of being a woman."

"Once we realize our stressors, we're going to force society to recognize that being a mother is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. If it was paid, we'd be respected more."

To read Thandie Newton's full interview with Refinery29, click here.


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