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Meg Ryan is very possibly the ideal icon for all women approaching middle-age. Her youthful spirit, fearless honesty, and insightful suggestions often leave her fans appreciating her for even more reasons than her performance on the big screen.

And in a new interview with Porter Magazine, on newsstands Friday, Ryan recommends that we perhaps find more interesting things to talk about than how old women are, and how good they are at growing older.

"I love my age," the actress confesses. "I love my life right now. I love what I know about. I love the person I've become, the one I've evolved into."

Ryan, 54, is surrounded by her own squad of women who, according to Ryan, value some more important conversations than how they're aging. "My women friends are not sitting around talking about...well, sometimes there are conversations like that, but the people I value talk about kids growing up, what kind of world they are going into, what we are eating, what we are breathing."


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She adds, "I think that comes with age. We get stuck in these conversations about looks and hair color and our roots. It's interesting and funny for five minutes, but it's not that interesting."

The mother of two (one is actor Jack Quaid with ex-husband Dennis Quaid) admits that judging others sometimes comes to easy to us. "There's a lot of hatred in the world today —it's so easy to judge."

And after a few decades of experience in the spotlight, the actress explains how fame and celeb status isn't everything it looks like. She concludes in the interview, Fame is "definitely something that I have had an evolving relationship to. I'm the kind of person who doesn't want to be separated out," she says.

"Fame is so cheap. Actually it's not cheap. It's privacy that is expensive."

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