Angelina Jolie Pitt went into menopause immediately following surgery this past March to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
The mother of six and wife of Brad Pitt has no regrets about the operation.
"I actually love being in menopause," she told Australia's The Daily Telegraph.
"I haven’t had a terrible reaction to it, so I’m very fortunate. I feel older, and I feel settled being older," the actress explained.
"I feel happy that I’ve grown up" and "I don’t want to be young again," she added.
Jolie Pitt turned 40 in June, just months after undergoing the preventative surgery, which was motivated by a family history of ovarian cancer. Both her mother and her maternal grandmother died from the disease.
In 2013, the actress underwent a double mastectomy because of an abnormal BRAC1 test result, a genetic mutation that elevates the risk for developing breast cancer.
"I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt. I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren," she wrote in a New York Times op-ed in March after undergoing her second surgery.
Jolie Pitt’s rep has not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.