Kim Basinger says she is becoming more courageous as she gets older.

The 60-year-old actress, who has an 18-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin with ex-husband Alec Baldwin, insists that bringing up a child is ''the most dangerous thing'' she has ever done.

Speaking to Flaunt magazine, Basinger said: ''My personal philosophy is, by the time I leave this planet I would have wanted to face every single thing I'm afraid of in this world.

"No matter what I have to do, no matter what it entails and how shaky and how undone I become. I think I would not be a completed person if I do not do that. So, bring it on!''

She added: ''Well, I've handled snakes and I've jumped out of airplanes but to me things like that - I don't care. I've been in some of the deepest water in the world. I love it.

"I don't look at anything as dangerous, really. Except as a mom watching a kid - that's danger. But I think, on a personal level, the most dangerous thing I've ever done is really bring up a child and face my own fears. Which, you know, have been many and are becoming less.''

When asked about her thoughts on social media, she said: ''How long do we have? Oh, dangerous. Robbing and dangerous. Although I'm infatuated and in love with the information - I'm an information junkie, so I love it. I truly love it, but I think we're teetering on danger.

''I just think there are quite a few negative things about it. It's just troubling. It's troubling, especially since I do have a teenager - I know what I'm talking about. But we'll see where it goes.''