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Rachel Weisz shrugs off fashion pressure

Published 05/07/2015

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz doesn’t like fashion trends in the slightest.

The 45-year-old star began modelling when she was 14, before she became an actress. It taught her a lot about clothes, but she still can’t wholly embrace the industry.

“Yes and no,” she told British magazine Hello! when asked if fashion still interests her. “I don’t like the pressure to follow trends. Fashion should be creative and personal. I love vintage clothing – I have lots of 60s-style outfits.”

That’s not to say Rachel disliked being model, in fact it has a special place in her heart. It was a tough period too though, and the star wants people to realise it isn’t the easy industry many expect.

“I enjoyed that time. I earned enough money so I began to feel independent, but it was hard work. When you see pictures of models in magazines, you don’t realise the hours and stress that go into that job. You have to be very disciplined to succeed,” she explained.

Movies and modelling are both tough industries for women as they get older, but Rachel doesn’t concern herself with that. She has no problem with her advancing years, and she’d like it if more women could stop stressing out about their changing faces too.

“I think you have to be realistic about it and not try to fight it,” she said. “I don’t worry about wrinkles, although I’ve worked on my fitness since Henry was born and I pay more attention to my body than I did when I was younger. Overall, you have to surrender to the passage of time and find as many positive things as you can about getting older. For me, life is less problematic. I feel freer and unburdened.”

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