Most of us expect a confidence boost after we drop a few pounds, not the other way around. Jane Seymour, however, is embracing the fact that she’s gained some weight.
The actress recently revealed that she believes in “the old adage that being thin makes you look older,” according to a report from Daily Mail. “Right now I look at myself and think, ‘Gosh, I weigh more than I’d like,’” Seymour admitted. “But photographically I’m looking better than I did when I was thinner.”
Obviously, she still has a fairly trim figure, but we understand where she’s coming from — and definitely cheer on this type of body positive attitude. Seymour also spoke about how she doesn’t use any cosmetic procedures like Botox. “I tried it in the past and just looked in the mirror and thought, ‘You know, this is not going to work for me.’” In fact, the only beauty routine she relies on is getting her hair dyed every three to four weeks. The actress won’t let anyone tell her she should cut her hair shorter, either. “People say women shouldn’t have long hair over a certain age, but I’ve never done what everyone says.” Can we get an amen?
Speaking of age, Seymour opened up on how she’s feeling about her 70th birthday next year. “I don’t feel old, because I like being part of the present tense rather than giving up and thinking, ‘Oh I just don’t know what’s going on these days! Oh, these young people!’ That’s not me. Plus I’m very healthy and I have an amazing amount of energy.”
You can get a glimpse of just how vibrant she is in the video below, which she shared on Instagram at the start of the year:
On top of reminding us that age really is just a number, Seymour also spilled that she would be totally open to a new Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman series. The show’s creator has already written a concept that would be set 26 years after the original series. Here’s hoping we get to tune into that soon!