Cate Blanchett isn’t willing to meet in the middle when it comes to the topic of plastic surgery. The au naturel Oscar-winning actress, who is currently filming The Hobbit, was asked the inevitable plastic surgery question during an interview with Fashionista.com and gave an answer that would bring a smile to any woman’s face. (Well, any woman’s face that is still capable of smiling, anyway.)
“There’s been a decade or so of people doing intervention with their face and their body. Now that we’re emerging from that people are seeing that long term, it’s not so great,” the 42-year-old — who has been put on People‘s Most Beautiful People list — said, adding, “I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do, but I know what works for me. I’d just be too frightened about what it means long term. In the end if you have all that stuff done… in the end you just see the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration, it fills me with pity.”
But Blanchett (whose beauty regimen includes things like “essential oil, like emu oil” or getting an “oxygen facial”… ah the rich, beautiful, and famous — they’re nothing like us!) is hardly the only famous untouched face in Hollywood to speak out against plastic surgery. As ABC News reported last year, Kate Winslet told the UK media she will “never give in” to the pressure to get work done, while Emma Thompson similarly stated, “I’m not fiddling about with myself.”
Do you, like Blanchett, “pity” the fools who get plastic surgery? Or do you see nothing wrong with getting a little work done here and there. (Wait, don’t answer that, Heidi Montag.) Share in the comments section below, PopWatchers.