So, here’s a charmed life: get the chance to act in AWESOME 80s movies while in your teens with the hottest director of the era. Grow up. Get married to a French writer. Divorce him, then marry an even younger and hotter writer and live in NYC…oh, yeah, and keep on acting AND not look like you’ve gotten any older SINCE you were 16 DESPITE the fact you had 3 kids!
Sound familiar? Yup! I’m talking about Ms. Molly Ringwald. SO wanted to have a Jake Ryan like her when in high school and YES, her real life still sounds pretty awesome now that she’s in her 40s. GOOD FOR HER!
Best part? She just wrote and released a new book, called Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family and Finding the Perfect Lipstick. Although I haven’t read it yet, (and definitely WILL after the ickiness of law school finals are officially over in another week or so), I saw her interview online from the Today Show this morning and she’s confirming what so many other women have also said about turning 40: her 40s have been even better to her than her 20s and 30s. YAY!
I’ve been contemplating this seriously as my own 40th decade of life is coming soon to a birthday near me in the next few years…I won’t say exactly how many…but I’m thrilled to hear that the 40s are some of the best years yet for so many women, including Molly, one of my movie star peers, of my generation, X.