Jodie Foster Says the Day She Turned 60 Was ‘One of the Best’ of Her Life

“I was just happy and content, and I wasn’t competing with my old self,” the ‘True Detective’ star said.

Jodie Foster attends "True Detective: Night Country" Premiere Event at Paramount Pictures Studios on January 09, 2024 in Hollywood, California.

Jodie Foster is finding comfort in her 60s.

The Oscar winner, who turned 61 in November, explained on the Today show Wednesday why this decade is so far better than her “confusing” 50s.

“Your 60s, where you are today, is a place where you feel like your heart can rest, you’re home? Describe what’s happening,” asked host Hoda Kotb, 59.

“I don’t wanna take credit for it though,” replied Foster, “’cause I think it’s some kind of hormone or something that got injected into my system, where suddenly the day I turned 60 was, you know, one of the best days of my life.”

“I don’t know, I just feel like suddenly nothing really mattered and everything’s a bonus,” the True Detective star continued. “I was just happy and content, and I wasn’t competing with my old self. I had no expectations for what was happening, and I was ready for what was gonna come.”Jodie Foster attends the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California

Kotb then asked Foster when she began “feeling comfortable in your own skin,” to which the Nyad actress said, “I don’t know, ’cause that’s a daily thing, right? ‘How is today?’ ”

“So, I guess, you know, you just have to hope that you get more good days than bad,” said Foster.

The former child star and mom of two added, “It is weird growing up as a public figure. I don’t recommend it for anybody. I think it’s a tough road. Especially when you start so young.”

Jodie Foster attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 07, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.

Foster said, “It’s a long road of figuring out, like, who you are and who’s your job and what part of you is your job. All that stuff.”

During a discussion for Interview magazine in November, Foster shared more about how turning 60 changed her outlook on life.

“I felt these huge shifts the day I turned 30 and the day I turned 60,” she said. “And 60 was the best shift of all, because I was struggling in my 50s. I was sort of like, ‘Am I ever going to do anything meaningful again? Is this all there is?’ “

At the time, Foster also mentioned “that awkward phase where everybody who’s in their late 40s or 50s is very busy getting all plumped and shooting s— into their face. I didn’t want that life, but I also knew that I couldn’t compete with my old self.”

“So,” she continued, “my 50s were tough. Then something happened when I turned 60. I was like, ‘I figured it out. This is good.’ There was something about going back to the work with a different attitude, I think. About really enjoying supporting other people and saying to myself, ‘This is not my time. I had my time. This is their time, and I get to participate in it by giving them whatever wisdom I have.’ “

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