Liberated Juliette Binoche
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 May 2010
Juliette Binoche claims getting older has been liberating because she feels more free in the choices she makes
Juliette Binoche has admitted that growing older is liberating.
The 46-year-old actress thinks she is more honest in the choices she makes because she is no longer restricted by her past.
She said: "There's something that happens in the woman when they reach a certain age. You let go of certain things. You lose some illusions. Your choices become your own choices and less the consequence of your education or your fears or preconceptions. You've been broken so much that it becomes a kind of liberation.
"Who cares what I do any more? So what if I decide I want to do a dance show at the age of 43? Why not?"
Despite making herself to focus of her decisions now, Juliette has previously admitted she became an actress because she wanted to be loved by others.
She said: "When I started as an actress, I wanted to please so much. I think we all need to be loved. When we fail, we are very, very hurt and behave in such a way that nobody is going to love us. There's a moment when you are jumping into the trust and you don't know if you will be loved or not.
"You've got to dare to allow for not being loved - if you don't dare that, you are not an artist."