I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve believed for years now that Julia Roberts had some work done. I can even pinpoint the time frame of the alleged work: it was around the time she was promoting Mona Lisa Smile (circa 2002). I remember seeing her on Oprah around that time and her face looked so different. Her eyes were suddenly tight and everything just seemed very “refreshed.” For what it’s worth, I think if she did get work it was either injectibles or something surgical that has since “settled.” But since Julia has never publicly admitted to getting anything done, that’s as good as never getting anything done, right? One goose honk for “yes,” two honks for “no.”
Julia Roberts has stepped into the controversy over the pressures on women in Hollywood by claiming she may have risked her career by opting not to undergo a facelift. The Oscar-winning actor, 46, made the comments in an interview with You Magazine to promote her role as a beauty ambassador with Lancome.
“By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a facelift,” she said. “But I’ve told Lancome that I want to be an ageing model – so they have to keep me for at least five more years until I’m over 50.”
Roberts, whose comments came in the wake of a media furore over 45-year-old Renée Zellweger’s new look, said she had found peace in middle age by “studying yoga on a more conscious level” and removing the clutter from her life.
“It’s about non-grasping, non-hoarding, cleaning out your closet, dusting out your mind and letting go of the things that weigh you down mentally and emotionally,” she said. “There’s a lightness to my life now – an airy quality of not taking things too seriously. That’s happiness.”
[From The Guardian]
God, you have to love how patronizing Julia can be. Yes, she’s a 47 year old woman fronting a major beauty campaign for Lancome and good for her. But the campaign has come under fire repeatedly for the excessive Photoshopping and airbrushing on Julia’s face. The Lancome ads were even BANNED in the UK because they were promoting false advertising, that’s how bad it was. Who needs plastic surgery when Lancome is spending thousands of dollars in post-production to make you look like a dewy and radiant 29 year old? As for the rest of it… I get the feeling that Julia probably does live a pretty clean/green/healthy life. Filled with lots of laughter. Because she’s laughing smugly at all of the tacky peasants. Ah, sweet elixir of youth: the goose-honk.
PS… The UK outlets are trying to make this into a “Julia vs. Renee Zellweger” thing. It’s possible that Julia is throwing shade on Renee, because that would be completely in keeping with Julia’s character, but I tend to think Julia gave these quotes before last week’s Zellweger photos even came out.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Lancome.
Julia Roberts: ‘I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a facelift’