7 Days of Positive – Day 144: Gorgeous George

Mr Clooney. That’s almost enough to say really, but listen to this clip of him talking on UK radio show Woman’s Hour and marvel at his wisdom on the subject of ageing, which boils down to this:

Get older, or die.

In case you can’t listen to this in territories outside the UK (and could you let me know, if you can’t?) he then goes on to say that the best you can do is look as good as you can at whatever age you’re at.

That’s it, isn’t it?

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And surgery makes you look older. J’agree. Totes. It makes you look like someone who’s old enough to ‘need’ surgery.

He also says how unfair are the different standards about ageing for women and men in Hollywood and the unequal pay for actors and actresses (if I’m allowed to use that term).

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Le sigh.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ryvl0

22 Comments
  • Jude
    May 22, 2015

    Loud and clear in darwin!

  • Matilda
    May 22, 2015

    Thanks for posting this, the audio worked fine for me in Australia

  • Shelley Sonand
    May 22, 2015

    Hi Maggie, I just finished your new book. Right then! Picked up my phone and the email to your new post came through. Weird. Anyway, I love love loved it. It was a very wet wild day in Sydney today and my youngest was home sick from school so I spent the whole day curled up with your book. Heaven. Thanks for a great read xx

  • Christine
    May 22, 2015

    Maggie, we can access the interview with no problems. He has a voice to match his looks!

  • Aya
    May 22, 2015

    Yay! Happy to report to you that I can listen to it with no problem in Australia.
    What a treat!
    BTW, I am on Page 164 of your gorgeous new book – am loving it!

  • Julie Cooke
    May 22, 2015

    Couldn’t make the clip work on my tablet, but enjoyed looking at the photos, thanks!

  • Bernadette
    May 22, 2015

    Le sigh indeed; what a guy. Hope you have a fab. long weekend planned. Greeting from St. John’s Wood (again). B

  • Rebecca
    May 22, 2015

    as much as I love watching George on the big screen – I can’t take advice on ageing from someone who married a woman 16 years his junior

  • Linda
    May 23, 2015

    Gush! Just when I thought I couldn’t love him any more

  • Andre
    May 23, 2015

    Worked in Canada. Thanks

  • Zayin
    May 23, 2015

    I’ve decided that lack of confidence/fear of ageing/surgery are the biggest enemies. Huge props to Mr C for pointing out the double standards! Joy-de-vivre, happiness and self-love are the best beauty products–they shine from within, whatever your age.

    I use no skincare products whatsoever, just drink natural, fermented (unsweetened) noni juice every day (30 mins before a meal) and occasionally put it on my skin like a facial–just dab it on with cotton wool and then add a a few more layers once it’s dried (it tastes fairly alarming, but you get used to it). It’s magic stuff.

    The media pressure on women nowadays is staggering–I know girls of 18 who examine their faces for wrinkles and think about getting botox. In my early 20s all my friends were buying anti-ageing cosmetics. I told them that worrying about ageing is the no. 1 cause of premature ageing, LOL.

    • maggie2015
      May 25, 2015

      Crikey, what is NONI juice??? never heard of it, please fill me in x

  • Caroline
    May 23, 2015

    Oh, he is just lovely, isn’t he? And totally spot on with his views on ageing and plastic surgery.
    I could clearly listen to his (delightfully warm, thoughtful) voice here in Adelaide, South Australia – so it worked perfectly here! Thank you for sharing this, Maggie!
    Caroline (I’m loving your new book BTW! x)

    • maggie2015
      May 25, 2015

      So glad to hear you love the book. Means everything to me – so much work, so a comment like yours makes it all worth it xxx

  • Loraine
    May 23, 2015

    As requested Maggie, I am letting you know I could not listen to George’s (how presumptuous if me to use his first name) interview.

    • maggie2015
      May 25, 2015

      That’s so annoying! Most could so I’m wondering if it was a tablet issue? I know people listen to Radio 4 programmes all over the world, but maybe it doesn’t work on an iPad without the app?

  • lara
    May 23, 2015

    Oh swoon !
    Maggie I couldn’t access the audio here in oz but nonetheless, those three photos have given me such a lift. Oh his utter gorgeousness… Hands up all those who wanted to be Jennifer Lopez’s character trapped in the boot of that car with him in ‘Out of Sight’. Gosh …… sigh …

    • maggie2015
      May 25, 2015

      It seems to have been mixed – some could hear,some couldn’t Were you on a tablet?

  • lara
    May 23, 2015

    ps am currently enjoying your novel ‘Gravity Sucks’. How did I not find this earlier in our library ? Driving hubbie mad as I read it in bed at night and am laughing out loud as he nods off. Wonderful collection. And I SO agree with your list of items to help you recognise when you are comfortably middle aged. I read this one as I sipped my cup of tea in bed in the morning and almost snorted tea out of my nose. The ultimate Aussie compliment 🙂

    • maggie2015
      May 25, 2015

      Aw thanks Lara – that’s from a while back, so lovely to know it’s still being read xxx

  • Bollyknickers
    May 24, 2015

    I’m a regular listener to Woman’s Hour and loved this interview. Georgous George indeed- he comes over as both intelligent and humble, which is a very attractive combo.

    I wish Jenny Murray had not asked about children though – it was a predictable question and it was equally predictable that he would side step the answer. He did it nicely but I wouldn’t have blamed him for saying “That is none of your business” because it really wasn’t.

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