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!
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
The Constant Gardener star said that she wanted the cosmetic treatment forbidden onscreen since it came under the way of altering an actor’s expression.
“It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?” the Daily Express quoted her as telling Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
Well, that’s all fine and dandy. It would be funny if they agreed to this for her next movie and suddenly all the other actors show up wrinkle-free anyways. They could just use Dysport instead.
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