Go behind the scenes at Prevention's cover shoot with the southern beauty.
Read the full transcript »

I'm Andie MacDowell and I am in beautiful Malibu shooting the cover for Prevention magazine. There comes a time when you are aging and you either resist it or you look at it as an opportunity to become a better person and that also means to become a more beautiful person. That’s the way I see it. I love to think that I have no idea at this moment in my life at 51. I have no idea of what my full potential truly is and I may discover something about myself that I don’t even know when I’m 60. So, I’m always looking for a woman to inspire me. My advice to women, to my friends all the time is to take really good care of themselves. At 50, you start working out with the right reasons because you want to be healthy and I have told my friends the struggle with it, that’s just not an option anymore because as they get older, if they don’t workout, they won’t be able to do the things that they want to do the rest of their life. It can be the best part of your entire life that you have to take good care of your health. You are your own best trainer and I really encourage women to buy a pair of Tina shoes and just walk out the door. Walking does not cost anything and even if you work, you can find time to walk. When I work on films, I work 12 hours a day and I find 30 minutes to get some kind of exercise. Also, I love to do yoga. It keeps my mind, body and spirit in the right place. I feel best about myself after I workout. I feel like my skin looks better whenever I do some kind of exercise. I was really lucky because my mother taught me to love vegetables and I’ve done the same thing with my kids. There is nothing more natural and real than vegetables and particularly vegetables that you can grow yourself. I have two children that have already left home and I have one that potentially could leave next year. So, the first time in 24 years, I could be without children and that is a double edged sword for me. I am excited but also, I’m a little scared. One of my favorite things is being a mother and I’m really, really proud of the relationship that I have with my children. I am getting ready to do something for Lifetime and it’s taken from Patricia Cornwell’s work who’s a wonderful writer. I play a fantastic character who is a narcissistic sex addict who sleeps with young men. She’s a D.A. running for Governor. It’s sort of like the classic case that you hear a lot of men doing, men and politics that have affairs with young girls and don’t see any problem with it; well she’s one of those. It was really fantastic because it was a role that’s not normally given to a woman and I got to it. I had a blast and it comes out in April on Lifetime. I’m really looking forward to that. That was a lot of fun. Not something you get to do until you get a little bit older I think, so that’s another good thing.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement