Jaime King on her birthday: sign me up for turning 40 that sounds amazing

Jaime King was a guest on Busy Philipps’ show last week. She’s promoting her Netflix series Black Summer, which premieres April 11. Jamie was on White Chicks with Busy in 2004 and they did a White Chicks dance off with other stars Jessica Cauffiel and Brittany Daniel, and it included Sonique from Drag Race! You can see that here. Jaime couldn’t dance as she had an injury, but she was there too. They talked about Jaime’s upcoming birthday and she hyped turning 40 like she couldn’t wait for it, since everyone else says it’s the best age.

Happy early birthday
I’m turning 40. I’m so excited. I never thought I would be so excited about 40. January Jones she just turned 40 last year. She was so amped about it. Her mom [who was at her birthday] was like ‘when I turned 40 I never felt sexier or smarter or more turned on.’ I was like ‘sign me up for 40. That sounds amazing.’

Who was your idol when you were a teenager?
Stephanie Seymour because she was with Axl Rose. She had that like no makeup but 30 million pounds of makeup on. She was in November Rain. I loved her.

I heard you loved Kate Moss
I sculpted her face.

After that they showed a photo of the sculpture that Jaime did of Kate Moss’ face. It wasn’t bad! Jaime also explained how she broke her hand and tore ligaments in her ankle when she was filming for her new series. I’ve heard so many horror stories about actors getting injured on set like that and it sounded awful.

I’m in my mid 40s. A year or two ago I would have said say that your 40s are awesome and that you do feel sexier, but now that I’m going through perimenopause I’m not as sure. No matter what other women tell you about menopause you’re not prepared for how brutal it can be. At least that’s my experience. As far as your identity you do give less of a sh-t as you get older, you know what you like and you’re less willing to compromise. There’s something awesome about that definitely.

Here’s Jaime’s interview:



Photos credit: WENN and via Instagram

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  1. Darla says:

    My 40s were all that even with perimenopause. My 50s is when I went down hill physically. And I am not even half way through, so ugh. I am taking steps to mitigate the decay, but you can only do so much.

  2. Slowsnow says:

    If you’re going through perimenopause, Celebitchy, have you tried Evening Primrose essentil oil capsules?
    It saved my life.
    I had sore breasts during ovulation, pre-menstruation and menstruation (i.e. all the time), terrible PMS and super moody periods. I now feel like a different woman since I’ve started taking a capsule a day and two during my period.
    Apparently it is also advisable to take it for peri and menopause.
    I also took it seriously the “eat healthy” because I realised that despite being vegan I did way too many chip / soda movie nights and too much sugar. It helped eating more veggies than carbs and reducing food intake.
    I know it sounds difficult but when you’re going through so much anything that can help is great and becomes like an evidence. I just hope I keep this up
    PS: I eat ice-cream and crisps once in a while ’cause I’m not crazy

  3. Of the Seraphs says:

    I feel like almost the minute I turned 30, I was less likely to go along to get along, less likely to compromise on things I really wanted, and less tolerant of any bullshit. Maybe I matured early or maybe 40 will be when all sweetness goes out of me lol.

    • Naddie says:

      I’m 31 and honestly loving it because of the reasons you stated. I don’t miss the 20s at all, even if I struggle way more to lose weight.

      • elimaeby says:

        Everything you guys said. I’m also 31. My 20s were full of me being a pick-me-ass bitch, letting men walk all over me, letting my boss treat me like crap. I came out as bi and moved to a new city at 30, and I am not afraid to say/do what I want (barring it hurting anyone else). I want a day off? I tell my boss I’m taking it. I want to see a specific movie on a date? I’ll tell my date. It’s so refreshing to not base your life on what everyone else wants.

  4. Naddie says:

    Stardom is really smoke and mirrors. In my teenage years I’d surely admire a beautiful woman who was with a hyped rock band’s vocalist, but when I read how their relationship was, I was like ugh, no. Everybody is beautiful in a certain distance.

  5. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I turn 40 this summer, and I am not gonna lie but I am totally dreading it. This will sound stupid (and it’s a very long story), but for so much of my adult life I let my identity be ‘the sexy one’ that now that I feel like I’m losing my ‘hotness’ I don’t really know who I am anymore. I am trying to become a bad-ass 40yr old woman who is still attractive but also doesn’t give a f*ck, but I am SO not there yet. My hisband did book a big kids-free birthday trip for me so I have something to look forward to and celebrate, but I still have to figure out all my psychological baggage before I really get to, “Yay! 40!”

    • Slowsnow says:

      You know what? I can relate to what you are saying.
      But no one is the “hot one”. There are different types of hot and usually the “hot one” is someone giving in to patriarchic notions of hotness. The real hot ones are what you describe which can be “a bad-ass 40yr old woman who is still attractive but also doesn’t give a f*ck” for instance. People who appreciate your real hotness are not gonna tell you or show they think you’re hot – because they probably value the whole you – unlike the ones who tell you “you look like a model” (personal pet peeve as most models are not even recognizable in the street, they’re just tall skinny women with no boobs – which is also hot but certainly not the model of hotness) and do more harm than good because they just state that you vaguely could have a certain mainstream photogenic kind of beauty.
      Or are you trying to tone down your style because you no longer find yourself hot? I hope that’s not the case because there is nothing wrong with being sexy at any age.

  6. Annabel says:

    I just turned 40 and am fine with it. 40 has gravitas, which I think is an underrated quality in women. I was probably better-looking in my twenties, but I was always so insecure and desperate to please everyone. Now I really don’t care what strangers think of me and it feels like a superpower.

    • Kitten says:

      I just turned 40 a few months ago and ITA with everything you said here.
      Pretty much my exact same experience.

      I also have to add that I have a hot, 32-year-old BF who doesn’t mind my age at all 😉

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        I’m almost six years older than hubs. My grandma was eight years older than paps. When we were getting married, she said bravo…older women/younger men is a good thing lol. My only complaint: until I’m through meno and maybe middle age lol, birthdays suck major ass.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    “No matter what other women tell you about menopause you’re not prepared for how brutal it can be.”

    Bless you sweetheart. I’ve never shied from posting about the horrors of peri and full meno, but when someone stumbles into scary land, I always feel so bad for them and wanna send hugs. Women have told me I exaggerate and their experiences weren’t as bad as all that lol. It’s so very nice for those who have minimal symptoms, but it absolutely doesn’t negate, diminish or mock more intense and debilitating personal realities and perspectives. Or lengths!!! I fell like this is going to take a frakking decade of my life!

  8. JanetFerber says:

    Jaimie looks fabulous and I’m glad she’s happy about her forties. I hope she lives the hell out of them. That’s the only way to do it.

  9. Nancypants says:

    When I first saw this headline and photo I thought it was Jamie Pressly from Earl and MOM and I thought, “What is going on?” That make-up is garish.

    Turning 40 was great for me but it was mostly because I retired from my first career WITH PAY AND BENEFITS.
    That’s rare.
    I was still in great condition, still a runner and all but I tell ya– menopause ain’t for sissies and it was coming up.
    You might have 10 or so years and the healthier you are, the later it tends to start.

    It’s gonna be rough and it’s going to take awhile (years) but there are things that help and NO not hormone replacement.

    If you smoke, stop. If you tan, stop. If you drink too much alcohol and not enough water, stop.
    If you overeat and tend to be overweight, stop.
    Get it together now.
    You can thank me later.

  10. SJR says:

    Her hair and makeup are awful in that floral dress pic.