For a wealth of Hollywood stars, ageing is no easy feat to accept – but not for Tara Reid.
The actress, who has been plagued by intrigue over her weight, is embracing ‘getting older’ as people are picking on her less – and she is finally breaking free from the shackles of American Pie.
Tara, who played Vicky in the hit comedy franchise, is gearing up for a career resurgence, claiming film bosses are finally offering her ‘adult’ characters as it no longer ‘makes sense’ to cast her in younger roles.
The beloved star, who celebrated her 48th birthday earlier this month, told DailyMail.com: ‘I like getting older, I think it’s a good thing. I think being older gives me time and also makes people start to realize, “Hey, why are we picking on this girl? There’s no reason, she said so many good things, she had so many good movies. What has she done that we’re picking on her and not letting her go back to work?”‘
Tara Reid has revealed she ‘likes getting older’ and has predicted a ‘big shift’ in her career
Tara, 48, admitted that she ‘looks up to’ her American Pie co-star Jennifer Coolidge, 62
Jennifer and Tara at the American Pie: Reunion premiere in 2012 with Seann William Scott (left) and Eugene Levy
The actress continued: ‘So, I think a lot of that’s going to change and I feel like a lot of the powers have changed in Hollywood too. It’s a lot more younger people now, so there’s not as much judgment. I think you’re going to see a big shift in my career and I’m really excited about it and trust me, I’m ready for it.
‘People are going to see that they can’t judge me. I’m 48-years-old now, you know what I mean? You can’t judge me from when I was 25. It doesn’t make any sense, I grew up.’
Although there’s no major gaps in her resume, Tara has struggled to land blockbuster roles in the wake of the first two American Pie films.
Asked if she is preparing for a comeback, she said: ‘I didn’t go away, you guys just didn’t hire me.
‘But I feel like times are changing. I feel like more people are interested and calling and asking, “what’s her availability?” There’s more stuff going on and I can just feel it inside, I have a premonition. You kind of just know something, and that’s kind of how I feel what’s going on now.’
She is keen to emulate the success of her American Pie costar Jennifer Coolidge, 62, who enjoyed somewhat of a career renaissance when she was cast as the unforgettable Tanya McQuoid in HBO’s hit television series The White Lotus.
‘To go on that route, she just kind of came out of nowhere and then took it to another big level, and she really showed another side of herself and that would just be the ideal,’ Tara said.
‘She is someone who I look up to. And if I could pick away a career that blossomed like that, that would be my ultimate goal for this year.’
Jennifer has won several awards for her role as Tanya in The White Lotus, including a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
Tara recently celebrated her 48th birthday with a night out at a swanky restaurant in West Hollywood
Tara praised Jennifer for showing ‘another side of herself’ when she played Tanya McQuoid in HBO series The White Lotus
Tara and Jennifer pictured with their American Pie co-stars (L-R) Thomas Ian Nicolas, Mena Suvari and Chris Klein
Asked if accolades are important to her, Tara replied: ‘I would love to get one and have that, of course. Yeah, because who wouldn’t?’
Her comments come after she shut down rumors and speculation that she has an eating disorder in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Inquisitor.
‘I have no anorexia and never have,’ she told reporter Derek Warburton.
‘And I definitely don’t have any bulimia. I’m terrified of throwing up, so that’s not gonna happen. And I love food too much.’
The Josie and the Pussycat star looked almost unrecognizable for the accompanying photoshoot, and was heavily made up and styled to the nines for the pictures as she stressed that she is fed up with people talking about her weight.
‘Anyone that says I’m anorexic or bulimic, they’re wrong. So stop it. Leave me alone. Pick on me again on something else, but not on those two things. It’s not right,’ she said.