Best Actress nominee Glenn Close, 71, is feeling 'sexual and eager as ever'

Glenn Close is celebrating her Oscar nomination with a bit more than a cup of tea.

Close, 71, chatted candidly about her sex life with The Guardian, revealing that she feels "as sexual and as eager as I ever have."

"It's one of the great myths that you lose your sexuality as you get older," Close mused. "One night last year, I was coming across town from the East Village to the West. It was late on a Friday night and there were a lot of couples on the street ... I could feel what all those couples were feeling. I could feel their excitement, the sense of intimacy about to happen. It was extremely powerful.”

Close, who is nominated for Best Actress for her role in "The Wife," isn't in denial about her age; rather, it motivates her to live with more passion and enthusiasm.

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Actresses Glenn Close and Jennifer Beals pose together at the Academy Awards. (Photo by LGI Stock/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 4: Actress Glenn Close, comedienne Gilda Radner and actor Victor Garber attend the 32nd Annual Tony Awards on June 4, 1978 at Shubert Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Henry Kissinger, Jim Dale, Glenn Close. May 18, 1980. (Photo by Richard Lee/New York Post/Photo Archives, LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 1982: Glen Close, award winning actress of stage and screen at home in her apartment in the Chelsea area of New York City on July 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Joe McNally/Getty Images)
Glenn Close smiling before a microphone in a scene from the film 'The World According To Garp', 1982. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: (L-R) Glenn Close and Geraldo Rivera. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actor Robert Duvall and actress Glenn Close attend 'The Real Thing' Opening Night Performance After Party on January 5, 1984 at the Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close and husband James Marlas attend the 38th Annual Tony Awards Nominees Luncheon on May 20, 1984 at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
3rd April 1985: Headshot of American actor Glenn Close smiling at the American Video Awards, held in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, California. Close wears a blazer and a sweater with a polo-neck T-shirt. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
American actress Glenn Close. (Photo by JACQUES MORELL/Sygma via Getty Images)
Actress Glen Close singing national anthem during the celebration of the 20th reunion of the New York Mets World Series team of 1986 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York on August 19, 2006. (Photo by Bryan Yablonsky/WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close and and actor Richard Chamberlain attend the 41st Annual Tony Awards After Party on June 7, 1987 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close attends the 'Black Rain' New York City Premiere on September 18, 1989 at Loews Astor Plaza in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close and director Franco Zeffirelli attend the 'Hamlet' Westwood Premiere on December 18, 1990 at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close attends the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 1991 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close and actor Richard Dreyfuss attend the Sixth Annual Broadway Easter Bonnet Competitions Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on April 14, 1992 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close attends the Sixth Annual Broadway Easter Bonnet Competitions Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on April 14, 1992 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close attends 'The Paper' Press Conference on July 19, 1993 at Universal Pictures, 445 Park Avenue in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close attends Tina Brown Hosts 'The New Yorker Goes to the Movies' Gala on March 14, 1994 at Hotel Bel-Air in Bel-Air, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Glenn Close attends the 'Paradise Road' Beverly Hills Premiere on April 4, 1997 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Glenn Close introduces her new film 'The Wife' in front of 2,000 film fans at Somerset House on August 9, 2018 in London, England. The cast and director of The Wife were in attendance for its UK Premiere, which opened Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on August 9, 2018. The open-air film festival returns until August, 22 2018 (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Somerset House)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: (L-R) Actress Glenn Close talks to Magician David Blaine as they attend a NBA game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks December 30, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Ray Amati/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 11: Glenn Close attends 60th Annual Tony Awards Arrivals at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Glenn Close during Volkswagen Supports Universal Pictures' 'King Kong' New York City Premiere at Lowes E-Walk and AMC Empire 25 in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for DDB Worldwide NY)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 15: actress Glenn Close(right) and daughter arrive at the 2007 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala at Cipriani's 42nd Street on January 15, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Actress Glenn Close attends the This is Tisch! Gala to benefit the Tisch School of the Arts at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
THE 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS(r) - RED CARPET ARRIVALS - Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 presented on Sunday, February 26 (8:30 p.m., ET/5:30 p.m., PT), from the Hollywood & Highland Center(r) and televised live by the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images.) GLENN CLOSE
THE OSCARS(r) - RED CARPET ARRIVALS - The Academy Awards(r) for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, MARCH 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/5:00-8:00 p.m., PT), at the Dolby Theatre(r) at Hollywood & Highland Center(r) and televised live on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) GLENN CLOSE
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Actress Glenn Close attends the 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Glenn Close attends The London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Old Vic Theatre on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 722 -- Pictured: Actress Glenn Close arrives on August 13, 2018 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress Glenn Close attends the 'Crooked House' New York premiere at Metrograph on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
583 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/12/03: Glen Close wearing dress by Dior attends Museum Moving Image Salute Gala honoring Glenn Close at 583 Park Avenue. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 13: Glenn Close arrives to Critics Choice Red Carpet Special Celebrity Guests With Host Sam Rubin on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Glenn Close arrives at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awardsat The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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"I feel as free and as creative, as sexual and as eager, as I ever have. And it’s ironic because I’m thinking: ‘How much time do I have left now?’" she said. "It’s one of those ironies, I suppose, that we sometimes start feeling comfortable in our own skin only late in our lives, but hopefully with enough time to benefit from it."

Close is currently single, although she's quite busy with her pet pup, Pip -- he even has his own Instagram. (His full name is Sir Pippin of Beanfield.)

Close wed three times and most recently divorced in 2015. Her daughter, Annie Stark, has followed in her mom's footsteps to become an actress.

Close's nod for "The Wife" marks her seventh Academy Award nomination. She holds the record for having more nominations without a win than any other living actor.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Glenn Close and daughter, Annie Maude Starke attend the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic,)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke arrive at Sony Pictures Classics' Los Angeles premiere of 'The Wife' at Pacific Design Center on July 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Glenn Close (L) and daughter actress Annie Starke attend Sony Pictures Classics' Los Angeles premiere of 'The Wife' at the Pacific Design Center on July 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 01: Glenn Close gets congratulated by her daughter Annie Maude Starke during the Golden Icon Award ceremony at the 'The Wife' premiere at the 13th Zurich Film Festival on October 1, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Zurich Film Festival 2017 will take place from September 28 until October 8. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Glenn Close and her daughter actress Annie Starke attend 'The Wife' photocall during the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 30, 2017 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke attend the Opening Night After Party for Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Sunset Boulevard' at the Cipriani on February 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Actress Glenn Close(L) and daughter Annie Starke attends the after party for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens On Broadway Starring Glenn Close on February 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Sunset Boulevard)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- JULY 21: Actress Glenn Close (L) and daughter Annie Maude Starke arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' at the El Capitan Theatre on July 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke arrive at the 2nd Annual American Giving Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on December 7, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress/writer Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke arrive at the premiere of 'Albert Nobbs' at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Actress Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke attends the 'Damages' Season 4 premiere at the Paris Theatre on June 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke (R) pose at the 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' new cast member celebration at B Smith's Restaurant on March 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
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