Cate: I’m Frightened By Implications of Cosmetic Surgery
There’s a lot of talk in Hollywood circles about plastic surgery and how it can help eliminate flaws or assist the young and the beautiful in staying young and beautiful for as long as possible.
And while the opinions might vary, actress Cate Blanchett (famed for her roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the film Elizabeth and its sequel, as well as a number of high profile movies) has come out and said that she is frightened by the idea and the implications of plastic surgery.
“I’d be too frightened about what it means in the long term. Looking at women in their 20s doing this stuff, in the end all you see is the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration; it fills me with pity,” Blanchett said to Fashion ETC. on Sunday, March 4th 2012.
This isn’t a unique opinion, but rather one of the two major camps. One side seems to be all for surgery if it makes someone happy, confident and more attractive, and the other side can’t see why you wouldn’t want to just age gracefully into an older version of the person you’d been your entire life.
However, Blanchett was also careful to explain that she wasn’t passing judgment, just expressing an opinion.
“I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do,” Blanchett said. “I just know what works for me.”
Given that Blanchett is 42 years old, and is still considered classic and beautiful those are pretty bold words. But they also reflect the strength that actresses like Blanchett, Reese Witherspoon and Halle Berry bring to one side of the argument.
All of them have gone on the record saying that they haven’t had any procedures, and other celebrities have sided with Blanchett, saying that plastic surgery isn’t necessary for lasting beauty. Perhaps the last word for Cate and plastic surgery comes from her husband, who a few years back said he would divorce her if she went under the surgeon’s knife.