Three Oscar-winning English actresses have come out this week with statements that they’ll never risk their ability to emote on camera by getting plastic surgery.
The trio, which Us Weekly is calling “the British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League,” includes Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz. England’s Telegraph quotes all three of them as vowing never to give in to movie industry pressure to go under the knife or the needle.
“It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty,” the Telegraph quotes Winslet as saying. “I will never give in.” Noting that her parents were both part-time actors, the 35-year-old said, “I am an actress, I don’t want to freeze the expression of my face.”
Her ‘Sense and Sensibility’ co-star Thompson expressed similar sentiments. “I’m not fiddling about with myself,” the Telegraph quotes the 52-year-old actress/screenwriter as saying. “We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60.”
For her part, Weisz, 41, said plastic surgery meant to make stars more attractive does the opposite. “People who look too perfect don’t look sexy or particularly beautiful,” the Telegraph quotes her as saying.
It’s not clear where Us Weekly got the notion that the three stars are forming a pact; the term “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League” doesn’t appear anywhere in the Telegraph article. Still, maybe a pact is a good idea, and not just for Brits or actresses. We’ve all seen too many movies and TV shows where the performers look grotesque and can’t seem to express emotions through their botox-paralyzed faces.
How can we get the rest of Hollywood to sign on?
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Photo credits: Getty Images (Winslet, Thompson); WireImage (Weisz)