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Tina Fey Says Aging Is the Biggest Challenge She Has Faced in Hollywood

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While it may seem like Tina Fey’s career couldn’t be doing better, the 45-year-old Whiskey Tango Foxtrot star revealed that she is facing her biggest obstacle yet in the acting world —and it’s something she has no control over. In a recent interview for Town & Country‘s April issue, Fey spoke frankly about aging as a female in Hollywood. “The greatest challenge for me as an actress is just getting older,” she told the magazine. “Trying to play the scene at hand while also trying to hold your face up. Fast-forward to being 68, and it’s a glorious act of bravery.”

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However, she explained she isn’t interested in playing into the unrealistic standards for women in the industry. “There were people on the [Golden] Globes in their twenties who were so Botoxed,” she said. “In their twenties! We’ve been so conditioned now to never see a real human face, one that moves, with its original teeth. Sometimes we forget that there is a choice. I choose not to do this. It’s like wearing multiple pairs of Spanx: Good for you, not for me. Not mandatory.”

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