Nevertheless, the 47-year-old actress hasn't let the scrutiny get to her -- in fact, she doesn't see aging as a negative thing whatsoever.
"I've never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing," she declares. "I've never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative."
"But this conversation perpetuates the problem," she explains. "Why are we talking about how women look? Why do we value beauty over contribution? We don't seem to value beauty over contribution for men. It's simply not a conversation."
Another topic not up for conversation: her relationship with beau Doyle Bramhall.
"We have shared history, the same mutual friends from eons ago, before either of us was doing anything public," she says about her boyfriend. The writer adds that, when pressed further, Renee responded with, "I appreciate you asking, but let's stop."
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