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Jamie Lee Curtis calls out plastic surgery for 'wiping out generations of beauty'

Jamie Lee Curtis calls out plastic surgery for 'wiping out generations of beauty'

The actress has long opposed plastic surgery procedures, and restated her stance in a recent interview.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has long been critical of plastic surgery procedures. In a recent interview with Fast Company, the Halloween star put plastic surgery on the chopping block once again for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards and "wiping out generations of beauty." As someone who has undergone several procedures herself, she looked critically at her own experiences and essentially warned those who were thinking of going under the knife themselves:  "Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back," she asserted. Curtis, who has been in the industry for numerous decades now, is one of the few actresses who continue to thrive post their so-called "expiration date" in the industry.



 

Yasmin Gagne, writing for Fast Company, asked the Freaky Friday actress, "You’ve spoken about the fact that you don’t want to get any more plastic surgery. Do you think Hollywood beauty standards are changing?" In response, Curtis reflected on what it was like for her to undergo plastic surgery procedures. "I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work," she said. "It got me addicted to Vicodin. I’m 22 years sober now. The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back."



 

This is not the first time the star has been critical of plastic surgery. Way back in 2002, she revealed she had received lipo and botox in an interview with More. Curtis stated, "I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it. It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it." While she is open about her opinions on such procedures and unattainable beauty standards, she is surrounded by those who disagree with her. For example, stars such as Kaley Cuoco, Jillian Michaels, and Betty White have spoken positively about the work they have had done.



 

Despite this, Curtis has been unwavering in her outlook on plastic surgery. Decades since her More interview in 2002, she has been a fierce supporter of aging naturally. “I would hope a young person would look at me with my grey hair and wrinkly face and say, ‘That’s cool that you are who you are,’” the Knives Out actress told Glamour UK in 2019. “If I met Jamie at 17, I would hopefully be an adult who would say, ‘I see you.’”



 

Most recently, the actress got back together with her horror crew for the slasher sequel Halloween Kills. In three new clips, some of Halloween's original characters—including Curtis—reunite to tackle the blood, death, murder, and destruction that Micheal Myers has caused in the last 41 years. There is one movie left in the saga, just in time for the spookiest time of the year.



 

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