“For the first time in my life I’m content,” she says on entering her fifth decade. “I’m so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known. I have gratitude. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it – I feel better at 40 than I did at 25.”
Photographer Terry Richardson captures the actress in a series of memorable poses – see the full shoot (believe us, you want to) and interview in the November issue, on sale Thursday 4 October. Also available as a Digital Edition.
Inside the issue, the actress also addresses why she’s yet to wed or have kids. According to People:
“It [marriage] just wasn’t the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn’t want it in my 20s. Or my 30s,” the star, who also poses provocatively for a series of photos accompanying the interview, tells the magazine.
But now, having turned 40 on Aug. 30, she is more open-minded about marriage. “We’ll see!” she says.
What does she look for in would-be suitors? “I want someone who takes care of themselves, who’s strong. To hear people are engaged in life like that is exciting to me,” she says.
Though she is currently happy not to have kids, Diaz, who recently starred in the comedy What To Expect When You’re Expecting, has not ruled out having them someday.
“I don’t need to have the children in my life be a part of my literal flesh,” she says. “And anyway, there’s still a possibility of that, I ain’t that old. I’m feeling very … capable.”
Sounds like she has a healthy attitude about life. Hit the flip for more of the flicks from the magazine.
Photo Credit: Esquire/Terry Richardson