Friday, August 19th, 2011
Prominent actresses Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, and Rachel Weisz are going public with their refusal to have plastic surgery… ever. The Telegraph is reporting:
“It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty,” says the 35-year-old star of Titanic. “I will never give in.”
Winslet, who is the daughter of “jobbing actors” from Berkshire, adds: “I am an actress, I don’t want to freeze the expression of my face.”
Her comments echo those by her Oscar-winning friend Emma Thompson, to whom she has been close since they appeared together in Sense and Sensibility in 1995.
“I’m not fiddling about with myself,” said Thompson, 52. “We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60.”
Rachel Weisz, 41, who won an Oscar for her role in The Constant Gardener, said: “People who look too perfect don’t look sexy or particularly beautiful.”
It’s pretty easy for them to claim they won’t change their looks. None of them are known primarily for their beauty anyway, but for their superb acting talent. For Rachel and Kate, let’s see what they do when they age and the roles potentially dry up. Hollywood isn’t kind to most aging actresses without the last name Sarandon or Streep, so I sympathize with those aging actors and actresses who’ve had work done. Many of them are just doing whatever they can to help themselves stay in the spotlight. To me the three actresses’ comments reek of arrogance. Easy to throw stones when you are on top of the mountain!
If it’s done in a conservative, tasteful way plastic surgery can help people preserve their youthful beauty. You don’t have to ”freeze the expression on (your) face” when you get Botox. Many people look great with a small amount, and can still emote just fine. It isn’t for everyone, but don’t knock the ones who use it!
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
I don’t think so. Make Me Heal has a recent post that gives the opinions of two different plastic surgeons: one who believes she’s had a rhinoplasty and another (myself) who thinks she’s avoided going under the knife. She has gone on the record as being against plastic surgery. According to Starpulse:
The British actress admits to being tempted by the surgeon’s knife but she’s holding back for the sake of her marriage.
She reveals, “I am intrigued by surgery but Sam would leave me if I did anything like that.”
She also responded with shock and disgust when finding out a person went on MTV’s I Want a Famous Face and underwent multiple plastic surgeries in order to look like her. According to AskMen.com she reportedly broke into tears:
She told Britain’s The Times newspaper: “I could not believe this girl was putting herself through this because she wanted to look like what she thought I looked like.”Jeanette had her breasts increased from a B-cup to a D-cup and had 14lb of skin and fat cut out of her stomach. But Kate said: “I don’t have breasts remotely like those. Trust me. She had slabs of her stomach taken out. What is going on?”
I really don’t think she’s had anything done, not even a rhinoplasty. But only Kate and her surgeon know for sure…
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