Courteney Cox, 57, on aging and realizing 'I’m actually looking really strange with injections'

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Actress Courteney Cox, 57, speaks out about aging. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Courteney Cox, 57, speaks out about aging. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Courteney Cox is comfortable in her skin. In fact, the Friends star is looking forward to turning 60.

“I feel like I’m young. I have a lot of friends in their 30s and I don’t think about it. To me we’re the same age until I actually study it,” Cox told the Sunday Times.

Of course, that doesn't mean it isn't hard to believe that she'll hit her 60s in just a few years.

“Oh God, it’s so hard to even hear or say. I can’t believe it," said Cox, who stars in the new comedy horror TV series, Shining Vale. "There’s nothing wrong with being 60, I just can’t believe it. Time goes so fast. There’s no question that I am more grounded, I’ve learnt so much in my life — what to enjoy, what to try to do more of and what to let go of.”

One of the things Cox has let go of are certain cosmetic procedures that left her looking "fake." In a 2017 interview with New Beauty, Cox explained why she had her facial fillers dissolved, and "learned to embrace" her real face. Now, she says she's more at peace with aging.

“There was a time when you go, ‘Oh, I’m changing. I’m looking older.’ And I tried to chase that [youthfulness] for years,” she told the Sunday Times. “And I didn’t realize that, oh s***, I’m actually looking really strange with injections and doing stuff to my face that I would never do now.”

Cox said she realized people were talking about her, and that led to a period where she realized, "I’ve got to stop. That’s just crazy."

Experiencing middle age is still a bit odd, said Cox, who said she's in a bit of disbelief at how fast time has gone.

“I can obviously relate to being that age where you’re like, ‘Oh wow, I can’t believe I’m right here,’ and [asking] what makes you happy," she said. "I understand that midlife stuff completely.”

One thing Cox didn't experience growing up was the pressures of social media, which she sees as a busy mom to 17-year-old Coco, her daughter with ex-husband David Arquette. She's well aware that Coco has hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram who watch her every move. That said, it's not her favorite topic.

"I don’t like that she has them," said Cox. "It just feels weird to me. What are people attaching to?”

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