Vivica A. Fox is wonder woman.
Talk with her for a few months and you start to feel like she can move mountains – and so can you.
I ask her about aging and the star of the new film "Mission Park" and the mega hit "Independence Day" says, "Thank God, Baby Boomers have grown up. You can't stay 19 or 20 forever. You will get older. It happens. Let's celebrate aging!"
"It's how you go into the next chapter of your life that matters," she says.
"How you approach that next chapter depends on you," she says. "You can sit around and let time pass you by and not take care of yourself. Or you can embrace aging, be happy and be healthy."
Fox now says words that I've never heard any Hollywood actress EVER tell me.
"I always wanted to be older," she says. "There is so much wisdom. You have lived and experienced."
FOX'S AGING INSPIRATIONS
Let's get back to all that life and experience. "With that wisdom, you still gotta watch what you eat. You must workout," says Fox. "There are times when I say, 'I really can't eat those French fries today.'
"If you live a healthy lifestyle, you can get older gracefully and still look good," says Fox.
Who are her aging inspirations? "I look at women like Tina Turner and Sophia Loren. They're older. But I want to say to them, 'Baby, you're just like fine wine…getting better over time!"
HER BEAUTY ROUTINE
Fox stars in a slew of upcoming films like "Mission Park" where she plays a strong, law enforcement pro who sends in some officers to infiltrate a drug ring.
To have the stamina to play tough women, she works hard at staying in maximum shape.
"I do a lot of water aerobics because I don't want to get bulky and look like She-Ra," she jokes. "I want a nice, long shape and working out in the water is great for that type of body. Plus, it's very relaxing and invigorating at the same time."
Fox also likes to call her girlfriends for some group workouts.
"We love to go hiking. It's gorgeous outside, especially at this time of the year. I'm not really a gym rat, so I'm much more likely to want to walk outdoors than on a treadmill," she says.
When it comes to diet, she says, "I do a low carb, low sugar diet. I drink plenty of water and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate."
She has a hairline at her website because fans asked her for it. "I've spent so many years buying hair products that I wanted to offer what I loved," she says.
Fox says keeping her faith strong also keeps her beautiful.
"I believe the older you get, beauty comes from inside. You can't be bitter or jaded. You have to let the negativity go.
"It's a hard world we live in – and a demanding one," she says. "We can be so negative at times, but you really do have to look at the bright side of things whenever is possible. If you focus on the bright side then your inner beauty will shine."
It certainly does on and off the big screen.
"I work hard at staying healthy," Fox says. "I embrace that work.
"Look, if I'm going to play the older chick, I might as well be the hot older chick. I love it when someone says, 'Damn, she looks good!'"