We all know that Jane Seymour is one of the strongest and most beautiful women in the entertainment industry. But now, at age 67, the legendary actress proved that she is now more empowered than ever — by revealing her vulnerable side to the world.
Seymour graced a pictorial for Playboy for the third time in her career, following her July 1973 and January 1987 snapshots for the magazine. But this time, she opened up about her ever-increasing confidence in a way that will make women approaching their golden years stand up and cheer.
"I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger," she said in the interview with Playboy. "Then, I was like, 'Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!' There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have. Like my father used to say, 'I’m comfortable in my own skin.'"
But it wasn’t all fun and games along the way. Seymour explained that in 1972, a daunting experience of harassment by a bigtime producer nearly made her quit acting.
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"He put me in a car and said, 'If anyone knows you ever came here, if you ever tell anyone, ever, I’ll guarantee you never work again anywhere on the planet,'" she recalled. "And he had that power. I got in the cab and cried, terrified."
Though Seymour did have trouble coping with the incident and took a break from acting as a result, there is no question in anyone’s mind that she ultimately persevered. She was later offered an opportunity to appear onstage for a performance of "A Doll’s House" and before we knew it, she was not only surviving in the industry, but thriving as an actress — just as she rightfully deserved to do.
"People say, 'You’re like a phoenix.' No, I just had a strong role model in my mother," she said. "Everyone will have challenges. Your natural instinct is to close up your heart and let it eat you up. Do something to help someone else. It will heal you. You’ll be like a magnet when you do that. Light to firefly."
Keep shining that light on all of us, Jane!
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