Reese Witherspoon is not worried about aging.

In fact, the Oscar-winning actress, 34, feels more comfortable in her skin than ever before. "I was always, as a younger actress, very conscious of not wanting to act sexy. I didn’t see myself like that," she told Glamour. "But I think as a woman, you get older, you feel more confident in your sexuality. You’re not as intimidated by it, not as embarrassed by it. Sexuality and femininity is an accumulation of age and wisdom and comfort in your own skin. I feel better—so much better now than I ever did in my twenties. I am calmer; I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier."

Though the actress understands Hollywood places a premium on young talent, Witherspoon isn't worried. “There’s always going to be somebody younger or sexier," she said. "That’s why I like to say, and it’s become my famous line, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’”

Of course, the actress doesn't have to rely on her career for her happiness; she has her family for that. “I’m really, really lucky. I’ve got a lot of love in my life," she said. "I’ve got great friends. I have two great kids whom I make pancakes for every Sunday. I’m very blessed.” Though she divorced ex-husband Ryan Phillippe in 2007, she isn't holding onto any bitterness about it. "I always say that it’s very important not to blame one person," she said. "You have to own whatever part of it you’re responsible for. It takes a lot of soul-searching. It’s important to go through that, because hopefully you won’t repeat yourself."

Indeed, Witherspoon has struck up a romance with agent Jim Toth. "I’m a very, very optimistic person, and I feel very lucky to have the chance to try again, you know?" she said. "But what I’m finding out is that it’s very comfortable to be with somebody who understands my career, but doesn’t do what I do. He’s a great guy. He’s wonderful." –AMY LEE

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