Elizabeth Hurley wants everyone to know that she’s working on balance, just like the rest of us. There are days fans will find her in a bikini in the Caribbean and then there are other days she’s “in very shabby gardening clothes” at her UK home
At 57, Hurley has rocked the internet with his Instagram posts generating quite a bit of positivity from his supporters for not following social norms when it comes to fashion – and that’s where balance also comes into play. . “I look at myself with one eye,” she explains to SheKnows. “I know that today I am not wearing the things that I wore when I was 25. And I could if I wanted to. And if I wanted to, I would. But I don’t want to, because I know someone who’s 25, that is their Do you live. And I know it’s not my Do you live. I feel absolutely fine with that.
Just because Hurley’s personal philosophy tends to alter her fashion choices, she doesn’t believe anyone should feel “judged” by what they wear—let’s throw that age away forever. “It’s completely absurd if people think they can’t put on a bikini and enjoy the beach because people might think their body looks too old,” notes Hurley. “I mean, it’s just obscene. It’s a terrible point of view.” That’s why the actress is telling everyone that “women should do what they want to do” when it comes to style. If that weren’t enough, she points out, “And to hell with anyone who criticizes them.”
That empowering point of view offered by Hurley is also seen on screen in his latest holiday film, Christmas in Paradise. It is the sequel to the success of 2021 Santa is back, with Kelsey Grammer, but this time they will do it on the tropical island of Nevis. Like any smart businesswoman, Hurley made sure her character, Joanna, had plenty of chic and colorful pieces from her Elizabeth Hurley Beach line. “The second I heard Caribbean, I was like, ‘I’m going to make my own costumes,’” she laughs. “I have a stock full.”
Joanna is a new mom trying to figure out where she fits in between her powerful career and motherhood. “She wants to be in the middle. But he also wants to stay home and play with the kids,” Hurley explains. “Now, any woman out there who has had a child knows the terrible attraction you have. You want to be your old self, but you want to be your new self. He admits that his character goes through “quite a journey”. Christmas in Paradise, which is juxtaposed with all the family hijinks and drama with the father, played by Grammer, who is dealing with his own life-changing news. Can Joanna figure out how to tick all the boxes expected of her: a great marriage, a cute baby, and a big career?
As women, we should try to have it all, but Hurley realized during the 2020 pandemic lockdown that she didn’t need to project a perfect life. She ended up enjoying her time rather than being “home-bound.” She notes: “It was the first time in 30 years that I was allowed to stay at home in the country without pointing out that I was missing work, that I should be out there fighting for this and that. And just being told, ‘Well, you can’t, you have to stay home.’ She has taken a huge level of pressure off.
The moment in time gave her a gift that removed “a huge load of guilt” from her life. “I feel like a much happier person now that I can have fun while I work and rest guilt-free when I’m not,” Hurley reveals. That’s why she related to her character in Christmas in Paradise because they both felt the freedom to make those “brave” decisions. Now he happily enjoys “being at home with [her] dogs and [her] family, gardening, cooking and reading [her] book.” That’s something that suits Hurley very well, thank you very much. “And I don’t care if you think I’m boring because, guess what? I like it,” he sums up.
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