60 years old American actress and activist Angela Bassett is on the cover of Allure Magazine‘s latest issue, ‘End of Anti-Aging’ celebrating one year after the magazine banned the term.
The mother of two shares her thoughts on feminism, society’s evolving view of aging and other topics in the accompanying interview.
Read excerpts and see pictures from the cover shoot below.
On how she defines feminism:
Feminism is being able to do what you want to do and being respected for it and paid fairly for it.
On society’s evolving view of aging:
As we advance, 60 is the new 40, or 70 is the new 50. It keeps getting pushed. But you have to keep the stress down and the attitude hot.
On how she feels about people curious about her youth:
It feels good that they wonder.
On working with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story:
Coven: I appreciate that about Ryan Murphy’s work, the stories he’s interested in telling. He has a brave voice; he’s outspoken. Coven was a gumbo of social and feminist issues — femininity and womanhood, also ageism and racism, provocative and topical. It was a really powerful season. What it gives you, the actor is a filet mignon, when you’ve been used to Twinkies.