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Andie MacDowell says she’s tired of ‘trying to be young’ following Justine Bateman ageing backlash

Andie MacDowell says she’s tired of ‘trying to be young’ following Justine Bateman ageing backlash

The Four Weddings and a Funeral star has been clear that she'd rather grow old with grace than try to stay young

Andie MacDowell has spoken out after fellow actor Justine Bateman launched a backlash on procedures such as Botox.

Bateman - known for her role in Family Ties - recently said she doesn't 'give a s**t' what people think about the way she looks, with the 57-year-old saying she believes she looks 'rad' and that her face 'represents who I am'.

She spoke about the pressure women are under to keep the wrinkles away from their face, telling 60 Minutes Australia she decided not to undergo procedures to keep herself looking younger.

She said: "I feel sad that they are distracted from the things they’re meant to do in life, with this consuming idea that they’ve got to fix their face before anything else can happen.

"Forget about your face! That is what I’m saying. Get rid of the fear that your face being wrinkled is going to ruin a bunch of opportunities for you."

Andie MacDowell has spoken out about how she'd rather grow old with grace.
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Her comments were praised by many, and one of those agreeing with her was Four Weddings and a Funeral star Andie MacDowell.

The actor told Katie Couric it was a lot of effort for an older person to try to look younger and she'd rather grow old naturally than go in for procedures.

She said: "I want to be old. I’m tired of trying to be young. I don’t want to be young. I’ve been young. And to be an older person trying to be young, what an effort. That’s a lot of effort.

"I do think there is the importance of seeing beauty at every age and it’s not limited to a certain age. Every once in a while, I’ll say to someone, 'I'm old', and they’ll say, 'No, you’re not!'

"Like it’s some horrible thing to say, and I'll say to them, 'But what if I say I’m young? Don’t have a problem with that, do you?' The truth of the matter is, I'm old and that’s OK. That's what I really want people to think about."

Justine Bateman has spoken out against anti-ageing procedures like botox.
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MacDowell said older women had 'no time to waste feeling shame' about the way they looked as they got older and said she actually loved having silver hair.

Sadly, other women have been bullied for accepting their natural ageing process and said they were made to feel 'ashamed' for their hair going grey.

One woman who started going grey at just 16 years old said she eventually decided to ditch the hair dye in favour of her natural hair colour and not everyone was approving.

However, she since said it was 'the best hair of my life' and ended up getting more compliments than rude comments.

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Topics: Celebrity, Life, Beauty