Reese Witherspoon has everything going for her: looks, success, and according to her, age.
The 34-year-old actress says her age has helped her embrace everything about herself, including her sexuality.
“I think as a woman, you get older, you feel more confident in your sexuality. You’re not as intimidated by it, not as embarrassed by it,” she says in the January issue of Glamour, which she covers.
“Sexuality and femininity is an accumulation of age and wisdom and comfort in your own skin,” she adds. “I feel better – so much better now than I ever did in my twenties.”
Witherspoon says another perk of being 34 is clarity. “I am calmer; I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier.”
On working in an industry full of beautiful people, the “Legally Blonde” bombshell says she doesn’t let the pressure phase her, but rather, she embraces her humor.
“There’s always going to be somebody younger or sexier,” she tells the mag. “That’s why I like to say, and it’s become my famous line, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’”
This is why Witherspoon says she studies up on the talent of good humor by watching her favorite romantic comedies.
“I watch them all the time. I love all my fellow female romantic comedy queens, like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, and Katie Heigl,” she says. ” I also think that the questions romantic comedies ask about men and women are universal.”
Witherspoon has grown a keen eye for the arts outside of movies, as well.
“I’m more interested in literature, art, public policy,” she reveals. “I’m really interested in doing some more philanthropic endeavors.”
So what’s next for the successful actress and mother of two?
Witherspoon, who is currently dating agent Jim Toth, says she would like to expand her family past her 11-year-old daughter Ava and 7-year-old son Deacon.
“I would love to have more kids,” she says. “Kids are the best part of my day. I don’t wake up to make movies. I wake up to hang out with my family.”
And don’t think for a second that she takes any of it for granted.
“I’m really, really lucky,” she says. “I’ve got a lot of love in my life … I’m very blessed.”