Drew Barrymore says she doesn't want to 'fight nature' with plastic surgery
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As much as we might try to deny and ignore it, ageing is inevitable, so actor Drew Barrymore has explained that she doesn't want to 'fight' the changes that happen naturally by undergoing cosmetic procedures.
Barrymore has long been open about her opposition to plastic surgery, having previously described herself as a 'highly addictive person' and therefore concerned about going too far with the habit.
She touched on the matter again recently during an interview with Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis on The Drew Barrymore Show, where Curtis began by expressing belief that there is a 'genocide on natural beauty'.
Curtis said she 'didn't need to point fingers', but said there are 'people who are selling BS to unsuspecting women who are old enough to know better and teens who aren't'.
"We have lost touch as a society about what is beauty," Curtis said, stressing there is immense pressure on women to filter and change their appearances.
She said beauty has become something that can be 'doctored and filtered and injected, and peeled and stripped away', adding: "The truth is you can't."
Barrymore agreed, telling Curtis she has 'never messed with' her face, to which Curtis responded: "I can tell!"
Barrymore continued: “I don’t want to fight nature. I’m raising two daughters, and we were raised in an industry where it was desired to drink off the fountain of youth, and I just never subscribed to it. So I appreciate everything you said. And I think men just need to let women know ageing is safe and awesome.”
The 50 First Dates star previously explained on her chat show that she tried to go in the opposite direction when faced with societal pressures, explaining: "I think because I'm so rebellious that I saw all of that pressure and I saw all of those women torturing themselves to look a certain way and I thought, 'You miserable people.' I just never wanted to be afraid of what life would do to me. I probably went to too many opposite extremes. Now I'm boring and safe and healthy."
Curtis herself has previously admitted to getting plastic surgery, telling Fast Company that it 'didn't work' and ended up getting her 'addicted to Vicodin'.
"I’m 22 years sober now,” she continued: “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. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.”
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