Elizabeth Banks, 45, will never get cosmetic surgery done as she believes in growing old 'gracefully' and finds 'it’s all so dangerous'

Elizabeth Banks, 45, will never get cosmetic surgery done as she believes in growing old 'gracefully' and finds 'it’s all so dangerous'
Elizabeth Banks (Getty Images)

At 45 years of age, Elizabeth Banks has proudly stated how she never felt the need for cosmetic surgery as she believes in growing old "gracefully."

“I’m trying to age gracefully,” the 'Charlie’s Angels' director told Dax Shepard on Monday’s episode of 'Armchair Expert' podcast. “That’s something I will happily say to everyone like I have not put anything in my face, I’ve never had a needle in my face … I’m really uninterested in the psychology of starting to mess with my face.”

She added that unlike many of her counterparts in the movie business, which often puts pressure on women to keep holding on to their youthful appearance, she did not think she will ever opt to go under the knife in the future. 

“I would do it if I could happily look in the mirror and not have emotional or psychological baggage doing it but I just … I don’t want to do it and I’m trying to resist and there’s a reason for that and I have to honor it," she quipped.


Elizabeth Banks attends the Hulu "Shrill" FYC screening at the Television Academy on May 22, 2019 in North Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Elizabeth also explained why she thought it was ridiculous to voluntarily have a doctor operate on her when she can always have the option not to. 

"I feel the way about those kinds of doctors as I do about a lot of things, like, you are putting your livelihood and your life into their hands and who knows what could go wrong… like why am I doing that?” she said. "And then I’ve also had friends and my sister who like, have faced cancer and have had surgeries and stuff and you’re like, why would I voluntarily put myself under a knife and like anesthesia and all that? It’s all so dangerous, is my point.”

However, it wasn't like she was never tempted. The 'Hunger Games' actress recalled a time she had visited an agent who urged her to get breast implants. “I was like, ‘It’s all going to be totally obvious now if I do that now. I’m not interested in that,'” she said.


In conclusion, she added that she was hopeful that one day, the beauty standards will change so that she will not feel the stress to get cosmetic work done.

“I will need it, I mean, but that’s only if we decide that our society tells women that they need to stay looking young,” she said. “I’m just over it.”

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