Cameron Diaz is nothing if not a model 41-year-old.
She's fit, she's active and she doesn't feel too bad about being unable to turn back the hands of time. But she admits to Oprah Winfrey, in the upcoming OWN special Cameron Diaz & Sharon Stone: Aging Gracefully, that it's far too easy for women to feel like failures for doing something as natural—and unavoidable—as aging.
"Our culture is obsessed with not growing into who you were really meant to be," observes Winfrey in a sneak peek at the show, obtained exclusively by E! News.
"This is true," agrees Diaz, noting how "crazy" society's obsession with aging (or trying to stop aging) is.
"And women don't allow other women to age gracefully," the author of The Body Book continues. "And we don't give ourselves permission to age gracefully."
Diaz agrees with Winfrey that everyone's trying to be "back there," in the past.
"And they're trying..." the actress struggles to get the words out. "For me I feel like if I—it's almost as if we have failed if we don't remain 25 for the rest of our lives. Like we are failures. It's a personal...failure. Like our fault that at 40 years old that I still don't look like I'm 25."
"Oh, I'm sorry. I apologize," Diaz says, feigning indignance as the audience laughs and applauds."
The blond beauty admits, "I wasn't able to defy nature."
Watch Diaz and her fellow movie star discuss how they truly feel about their looks and reveal how they nurture their bodies and their inner beauty when Cameron Diaz & Sharon Stone: Aging Gracefully premieres Sunday on OWN at 9 p.m.
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