Now, at 86, her image of beauty has changed over time.
Academy Award-winning screen legend Sophia Loren has been known for decades as one of filmdom’s classic glamorous actresses. Now, at 86, her image of beauty has changed over time, she tells Seth Doane in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 8 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
“It’s not important. The appearance – it’s important – maybe in films,” Loren tells Doane. “But, it’s what you have to give inside of yourself, your soul, your everything. The way you believe in things. The way you are with your family. The way you are with your friends. It’s – that’s life, really. That’s a good life.”After a decade away from acting, Loren is back with “The Life Ahead,” a film launching Nov. 13 on Netflix. She plays a Holocaust survivor who cares for the kids of sex workers. The film is directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.”It was time for me to start, to start at my age, which I’m not going to tell you how old I am, and you may know it already, but it’s fun,” Loren says. “It’s fun. It’s wonderful.”Loren talks with Doane about acting, her career and being directed by her son. Ponti also opens up about why he chose his mother for the role and directing her in the film.”My mother approaches every movie like it was her first,” Ponti says, adding she also doubts herself.”Every day. Every take. Every moment,” Ponti says of Loren’s doubt. “But it’s part of her process – and it’s beautiful because after 60 years of doing this, she still approaches it with the same anxiety, the same spontaneity, the same passion as if it were her first film.”CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.Follow CBS SUNDAY MORNING on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and CBSNews.com. Listen to CBS SUNDAY MORNING podcasts on all podcast platforms.