'Pro-aging' Jamie Lee Curtis raises voice against botox and plastic surgery, says 'none of it works'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jamie Lee Curtis declared herself ‘pro-aging’ as she spoke against Botox and plastic surgery while urging people to embrace the process of aging.
The 63-year-old star sat down for an interview with The Today on Monday, October 10, where she opened up about the advice she gave to her daughters Annie, 35, and Ruby, 26. "Don't mess with your face," said Curtis, who has admitted to undergoing procedures in the past.
The ‘Operation Petticoat’ star took a dig at the people who’ve made anti-aging an integral part of everyday life. "Walk a mile in my shoes. I have done it. It did not work. And all I see is people now focusing their life on that," she explained. "I did plastic surgery. I put Botox in my head. Does Botox make the big wrinkle go away? Yes. But then you look like a plastic figurine."
For the unreversed, Botox is a drug prepared from botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. This toxin, in the Botox injection, is produced by the microbe that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning.
This is not the first time when Curtis has expressed her views on people’s obsession with anti-aging. "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," she stated to Fast Company, adding, "Once you mess with your face, you can't get it back."
The 'Halloween' franchise star has previously admitted to undergoing the knife and getting liposuction, as well as Botox. "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," she told More magazine in 2002.
The star first underwent the procedure back in 1989 when she had fat taken from underneath her eyes after a cameraman commented on her puffy eyes on the set of 1985’s Perfect. She then admitted to getting addicted to Vicodin, a prescription opioid meant to relieve severe pain.
"I tried plastic surgery and it didn't work. It got me addicted to Vicodin. I'm 22 years sober now," she told the outlet.
Last week, Curtis revealed that it took her years to find her true self with the star talking about the mistakes she made in past. When DJ Jackie Brambles on Greatest Hits Radio asked her about her secret of being comfortable in her skin, the Hollywood star said, "That's been hard-earned, that's taken a while so if you look back there's been some bad haircuts, some patterns I wish I hadn't worn and some people I maybe wish I hadn't slept with."
"There are mistakes, we make them and we learn. Life is like a Guess Who? game and you keep omitting the things that you've tried that don't work for you and all of a sudden what emerges is who you are."
"I am the short-haired woman, who wears glasses and monochrome, and I have a very clear idea of who I am. I have tried to find my mind and finding my mind has taken a while... I'm open, I'm curious and I'm not afraid to say I'm wrong."