5 Celebrities Discuss Turning 30

Turning 30 might seem like a big deal to some – but it can also be empowering and exciting! These 5 celebrities have all commented on reaching the milestone and how it put things into perspective for them in a positive way to move forward in their lives.

Anna Kendrick


Anna believes being in your 20s is harder because you have to put up with more: “I guess I’ll find out in a lot of ways. I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullsh-t. I know you have to in your 30s as well, but you can always say, You know what? I’m 30-g–damned years old so I’m going to go home before 2am because I can. I’m excited for that.”

Keira Knightley

Keira thinks there are certain expectations for people over the age of 30 but she doesn’t worry about it: “I don’t know, what’s that meant to feel like? There’s a concept of how you should be and I’m not sure anybody really fits into it. I hope they don’t, because I don’t feel like I do. I’m absolutely fine about it. I had a funny 22, I didn’t like that number. But 30, I’m alright with. With me, everything before 25 wasn’t so fun, but everything post has been great.”

Lena Dunham

Lena believes more respect comes with age: “I’m so excited about turning 30. I’m psyched about it because I think that being in your 20’s – especially as a woman – there’s an inherent tension. Ageism exists in all direction, but it isn’t the sweet spot for being taken seriously in the workplace. I’ve been really lucky. I got to do a lot of things before I was 30 that most people don’t. I think women, when they’re given an opportunity are so afraid it’s going to disappear. That was my 20s. I was like ‘This may never strike again. I’m a kind of weird-looking girl, with a very specific voice, and the fact that I get to have a job is insane.’ I’m just as excited for my experience and my age to catch up with each other.”

Megan Fox

Megan remembers when turning 30 seemed like a big deal: “When you’re in high school or even when you’re in your early 20s, it still sounds like, ‘By the time I’m 30, I should just give up. What’s the point of going on at that age?’ What makes it even weirder is that you don’t feel any different,” she continued. “And then you turn 30… (and) you don’t feel any older at all.”

Olivia Wilde

Olivia thinks being 30 is a great moment in your life because you’ve experienced enough to know a lot about yourself: “Your twenties are about hustling: getting into the workforce, making a name for yourself, supporting yourself, learning as much as possible. It feels like this wonderful plateau, a vantage point where you can look and say, okay, now that I’ve seen all this stuff, I know which way I’d actually like to continue and what really isn’t true to me. That’s what’s happened over the last two or three years.”