Rachel Weisz puts a pox on Botox (in Hollywood)
- July 8, 2009 2:54 PM |
- By Arts Online
Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz thinks Botox should be banned. (Joel Ryan/Canadian Press)
After a week of staring at nothing but images of Michael Jackson’s ever-morphing visage, it’s refreshing to finally come across an item about a celebrity who believes in keeping it natural.
In an upcoming interview for the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz reportedly speaks out against Botox, stating: “It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen.”
And if that isn’t impressive enough, Weisz proceeds to offer up the most lucid argument I’ve heard yet about why the anti-wrinkle injections are a real liability for performers, explaining: “Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”
Coincidentally, Weisz’s remarks are making the rounds just a few weeks after the still-stunning 51-year-old actress Michelle Pfeiffer offered up her own very funny comments about plastic surgery while promoting her latest film, Cheri.
I, for one, am hoping more actors follow suit and start allowing themselves to age gracefully, but given that the movie business thrives on appearances (and insecurity about appearances), I’m not holding my breath.
What say you, readers? Would you be in favour of seeing movies that feature actors with frown lines, wrinkles and, dare I say it, foreheads that actually move?
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