Meg Ryan, 62, Says ‘Aging Is Not That Terrifying,’ She ‘Loves’ Being an ‘Old Person’

"We're all doing it," the actress said of aging in her cover story for the December 2023 issue of 'Glamour'

<p>Shaniqwa Jarvis</p> Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan “loves” aging!

Appearing on the cover of Glamour's December 2023 issue to promote her new romcom and first movie since 2015, What Happens Later, Ryan, 62, spoke to the outlet about how “aging is not that terrifying.”

“Our culture is so obsessed with youth,” Ryan told Glamour. “As an old person now, I love my age. I love where I’m at.”

“We’re all doing it. I wish someone had told me earlier, ‘Just relax. It is what it is. Don’t pay attention to the obstacles,’” she added.

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<p>Shaniqwa Jarvis</p> Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan

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The Sleepless in Seattle actress went on to explain that as she has gotten older she has been able to say her true thoughts “without thinking about how it’s going to land.”

“There’s a time in your teens and 20s where you’re trying on personalities to figure out who you are, who to be,” Ryan said.

Referring to the negative way tabloids have covered her in the past, she said she “can’t can’t pay attention to it."

"I just can’t. It’s not worth it.”

She then told the outlet that while the comments can hurt, there are more important things in life to focus on than “meanness and hatred.”

<p>Shaniqwa Jarvis</p> Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan

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The star also revisited previous comments she'd made in a 2019 interview with The New York Times Magazine where she said she could never be sexy coming up in Hollywood. “I don’t think I agree with that,” Ryan told Glamour. “I think I’m sexy enough. I was beating myself up. It wasn’t very nice of me.”

Meanwhile, the star also opened up about her children during the interview. Ryan shares son, actor Jack Quaid, 31, with ex-husband Dennis Quaid and adopted daughter, Daisy True, 18.

“My kids have always been a blast. They’re the best hang,” she told Glamour. “They’re so alive in their curiosity and interest in the world.”

Ryan said she had Daisy in mind when she included adoption inWhat Happens Later, which she co-wrote.

"I put that in there because my daughter is my daughter," she told the outlet. "I’m convinced of magic because of our relationship. We were destined."

Back in October, Ryan also gushed to PEOPLE about her children.

"I have two of the greatest kids," she said. "They are hilarious, they're smart, they are kind, they're interested in other people, they're curious about the world. I feel like both of them make the world a little better, and I just feel so proud of them."

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