Jamie Foxx explains why he doesn't look anywhere near his actual age
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Jamie Foxx has explained what he believes to be the reason why he doesn't look anywhere near his actual age.
The Django Unchained star has proven to be a bit of a Benjamin Button as he grows older, and could easily be mistaken for being couple of decades younger than he actually is.
And it's not like he isn't busy, either.
Foxx is an acclaimed actor and stand-up comedian, having starred in a whole range of cinematic hits, from Spider-Man: No Way Home to Baby Driver.
And when he's not proving his acting chops, he's an award-winning musician and has produced four albums that have charted in the top ten of the US Billboard 200.
So, can someone please explain why he looks like he's in his 30s despite the fact that he's 55 years of age?
Thankfully we don't have to wait for an answer, as this question was posed to the star by Canadian YouTuber Chris Van Vliet during an interview for the recently released Netflix movie Day Shift.
Sitting alongside his co-star Dave Franco, Foxx initially answers by saying, "You know what, can I reveal it?" before pretending to take a mask off.
Jokes aside, the actor gives his real reason he thinks he looks so youthful, saying: "I'm going to tell you something that's interesting about what I notice about our business.
"There's something where we never grow up in our minds and I think that sort of takes over our body a little bit. Because, you know, I don't feel it.
"I know that I'm the age that I'm at but I just... and then hanging with young guys, it keeps you on point, it keeps you on your toes."
It's interesting he says that, as fashion designer Vera Wang gave a similar answer when asked about her age-defying looks.
The 73-year-old icon told the BBC earlier this year: "I've been in fashion since I was 19 years old. Not in front of the camera, behind it.
"I never thought about youth, probably because I work with the most beautiful women in the world on a daily basis.
"And because of that I more envision them as my muses, and maybe it's a way of dealing with ageing that is productive."
In the case of Foxx, perhaps another contributing factor is his decision to avoid the 'cookie cutter life' - and that means marriage.
Speaking to E!'s Daily Pop last year, he explained: "The 2.5 children, the wood panelling on the station wagon and the cottage, I didn't think that was for me."
He also believes that his relationships with daughters Corinne and Annalise are better because of his choices.
When discussing his friends' unions, Foxx continued: "A lot of those marriages ended up not doing well as the kids got older.
"Unfortunately, we saw the kids get fractured from their families. Us, we actually came together more.
"So I don't know what that is, I just know that it is different but it's a whole lot of love.
"The pressure of being married, I don't think we can have a conversation about it. They just love their daddy and I just keep moving."
No stress and lots of love - perhaps that's the elixir of youth?