As you get older, you begin to realize that age really is just a number - you're simply as young or as old as you feel.

Well, this week, film legend Sophia Loren has opened up about her philosophy surrounding her own age, and, let's just say, she isn't about to let her eighties stop her in her tracks.

Keep scrolling to hear what she had to say...

As you grow older, birthdays can become somewhat disappointing...


Another year older is never something to celebrate, is it?

Because, really, all you feel and want to be is...


Another year younger.

But, just because you're a certain age doesn't mean you have to feel or act that age...


Or even believe that you actually are.

Award-winning actress Sophia Loren certainly doesn't.

As she recently revealed that she feels as young as twenty-years-old.

Loren is a film legend.

Born 1934, in Rome, the eighty-six-year-old has worked her way up to the star she is today.

After beginning her film career at just sixteen, Loren went on to star in The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.

And that's just to name a few.

Her film career has experienced nothing but success, and she has the awards to prove it.

Loren's achievements include a Grammy, 5 Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and a Laurel.

In 1991, she was even awarded the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievements.

And she did all this whilst being a mom.

She's achieved a lot in her life so far...

But, it doesn't seem that she will be winding down anytime soon.

In a recent interview, Loren revealed that she really doesn't feel her age.

She spoke to AARP about her return to the screen with the new Netflix film, The Life Ahead, directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.

“I like to work very much, and when you fall in love with a story, it's a kind of magic and it happened to me and my son as we were making this film," she said.

"What happens between the young, troubled boy and the woman I play is beautiful. These are the kinds of miracles that we need today."

Loren went on to share with AARP her 6 life lessons:

And after the success she's had, we are all ears...

First up, "take a bow."

She revealed: "When I look in the mirror, I cheer for myself. I don't ask, ‘Are you great?’ or ‘Are you beautiful?’ No! It's how I feel inside, how secure I am, how happy I am. That's what matters."

Secondly, "call the grands."

"My 2 sons each have 2 kids, but I'm far away [in Geneva, Switzerland], so we talk on the phone, send pictures. I just try to have that moment of happiness during this pandemic, as we all wait for a better tomorrow."

Thirdly, "savor the little thing".

"When I come to the living room, I look down at the table and see chocolates, and 2 or 3 of them disappear every day. This I should stop, but I do it anyway."

Forthly, "shoo the negative."

"If you are healthy and doing something you enjoy, then you cannot think, ‘God, tomorrow I'm going to die!’ No! You can do many wonderful things. I work, read, watch movies, go to church. And I breathe a lot."

Fifthly, "age naturally."

"Why change your body and be somebody else if you are happy inside? I never thought of that — never. I like what I have. I like me!"

And finally, "accept what it is".

"I was very sad when my husband died because you can never get over this kind of feeling. Never. Each time you think about it, there's a moment of loneliness, which is very strong, but that's life."

If it helps us be like Loren when we are eighty-six0years-old, then we're making a note of them all.

But, despite having years of life experience to share, Loren revealed that she doesn't exactly feel her age.

"Sometimes when I say I'm eighty-six, I don't believe it," she said.

"I feel twenty!"

We can't believe that she's eighty-six-years-old either.

She certainly doesn't seem it!