Nia Long Gets Candid In Uptown Magazine

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette | 05/02/2016 | 12:33 PM EDT

(Photo: Uptown Magazine)

"I’m a woman over 40, so thank God I’m working..."

The gawds couldn’t have prepared us for the #BlackGirlMagic that Nia Long is serving on the cover of UPTOWN Magazine’s May Issue. But girl, we’re are basking in her well-moisturized and bronzed glow.

The 45-year-old veteran actress gets candid about her personal and professional growth, and co-starring role in the action comedy Keanu

“I’m a woman over 40, so thank God I’m working, I’m not trying to be an ingénue anymore. I wouldn’t want those opportunities because then that would just mean that I haven’t grown.”

Long, who rocks a House of CB gown and Saint Laurent shoes on the cover, also dives into what has helped her find peace as a woman over forty. 

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“I have a very Zen persona right now. I do meditations and my affirmations because there are so many things in my world that I cannot control, and learning to be okay with that is where I think you find true peace. I think finally I’m learning what it means to be a wife, a mother, an actress, and then just being Nia, which is separate from all of that, but the core part of all of it, as well. Being able to create balance, and even just knowing that, is super important. And just loving who I am, even when I don’t feel that I’m being so lovable. Just accepting myself with all of my greatness and all of my flaws is half the battle for anybody at any age.”

Read the entire interview HERE

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