Here’s hoping 40 really is the new 30. If so, then actress Kate Walsh is giving us all a lot to look forward to. The 44-year-old “Private Practice” star is channeling Jennifer Aniston’s 2008 GQ cover, posing nude on the March cover of Shape magazine. So why nude now? The redhead hottie explains in the interview, “Right now, I feel really healthy, confident and sexy. I’m enjoying my 40s and wanted to share that.”
Could it be some sort of mid-life crisis? Walsh laughs that notion off, saying, “I do drive a Porsche, so maybe it is!”
All joking aside, Walsh’s incredible physique comes to her naturally–not by “the knife.” Working in Hollywood makes plastic surgery readily available, but Walsh says it’s just not for her. “We live in a strange time when getting plastic surgery is as common as dyeing your hair,” the beauty points out. “But in my profession, I need a malleable face.”
Not that she’s judging her colleagues for getting a little work done here or there. She says, “Everyone has her line in the sand. I draw mine at facials and laser treatments. But if others want to go a step further, it’s their call.”
Besides, she’s been working hard on the inside, too, having finally quit smoking for good in 2009. Still, Walsh is not so proud that she won’t admit to missing her “addiction.” She says, “I’ll admit it, I used to love smoking. But from a health perspective, it’s a no-brainer. I lost my father to lung cancer when I was 22. When I stopped, everyone told me it would be great and that I would feel amazing, but I didn’t. I missed it.”
Quitting smoking may be an obvious way to improve your health, but Walsh dished out some of her other secrets for keeping her body fit and healthy in this issue of the magazine that truly inspires her. The reason? Because Shape “is about loving yourself inside and out.”
To be fair, though, that has to be easier for Walsh, given the reflection she sees in the mirror. What an inspiration!