Andie MacDowell Says “Don’t Call Me Cougar”

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago
Andie MacDowell Says “Don’t Call Me Cougar”

Magic Mike XXL” StarAndie MacDowell despises the word “Cougar and found the word offensive. Read on for more details.

In an interview with People Magazine, MacDowell said that it perpetuates a double standard when it comes to men aging versus women aging.


“There’s this notion that as men get older they become more handsome, so therefore they can have younger women,” MacDowell told People Magazine. “But there is no reality to that obviously – it’s just another way to disempower women.”

As is expected, MacDowell, who has been modeling for L’Oréal for 30 years, still looks stunning when she flashes her Cheshire Cat grin at the camera. She’s already 57 and still got the oomph to get men’s attention.

In the movie, she plays a sexually uninhibited Southern woman who gets attracted to Channing Tatum and his stripper pals in the movie.

“Magic Mike XXL” is  Tatum’s second ode to the male strippers’ business. And women all over are looking to get to the theaters for a fun “girls’ night out” this weekend.

Insecurity is the keynote in the life of MacDowell, alongside the tough metal core that carried her through her early struggles as a rising star. This mix and match of vulnerability and toughness is key to her screen presence. Her most effective performances play up this aspect of her personality and celebrate her disarming charm.

Who doesn’t remember the sexually repressed wife who finds liberation in “Sex, Lies and Videotape” or the grieving mother who finally snaps in “Short Cuts”? Her notable portrayal of the kindly news producer who repeatedly slaps Bill Murray’s weatherman in Groundhog Day still gets attention.

It has been some time since she starred in a film offering her a role as impactful as any of those. However, she has still got charisma that pulled in crowds for the iconic “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” She was huge during the 1990s.

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