Angela Basset Is the Cover Star For Allure Magazine’s ‘End Of Anti-Aging’ Issue

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Hollywood actress Angela Bassett is the latest cover star for Allure Magazine‘s new issue, celebrating the End of Anti-Aging one year after the magazine banned the term.

The actress speaks to the magazine about feminism, society’s evolving view of aging and a whole lot more.

Read excerpts from her interview below.

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 defines feminism: Feminism is being able to do what you want to do and being respected for it and paid fairly for it.

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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.

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