Age gracefully may be a foreign concept in the City of Angels, but Julia Roberts is one Hollywood beauty who won’t swear by Botox.
The Eat, Love, Pray actress has sworn off plastic surgery and Botox because she wants to be able to show expression on her face, the actress said in an interview with Elle Magazine’s coveted Fall Fashion Issue published Wednesday.
“I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story … and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office,” Julia told Elle, chiming in that she feels it is better to age gracefully.
Roberts has three children — five-year-old twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter and three-year-old Henry — with her cameraman husband Danny Moder.
“It’s unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don’t even give themselves a chance to see what they’ll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I’ll look like before I start cleaning the slates.”
-Julia on Family: “The children became the shooting stars of him, of that thing we have. How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces.”
-On Acting: “I have no acting technique. And there’s nothing more boring than actors sitting around talking about acting.”
-On Working with Directors: “I’m always asking those guys to tell me what they want. The same with George Clooney. ‘Name it for me,’ I tell him, ‘and I’ll do it.’”
-On Being Pranked by George Clooney Behind-the-Scenes of Ocean’s 11, 12, & 13: “Those boys! I was the only girl there. One day George Clooney put these giant potted trees in front of my door so that I couldn’t get out to work. I pride myself on being punctual! You didn’t want to leave your camera lying around, either, People were breaking into each other’s rooms, taking them, and let’s just say you didn’t want your mom picking up your photos at Walgreens! Photos of unidentifiable body parts.”