Justine Bateman addresses people's obsession with her ageing face
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Justine Bateman has hit out at people who are obsessed with her ageing face, making it clear she doesn't care what others think. I’m so here for this.
Justine found fame on Family Ties when she was just a teen and grew up in the public eye.
However, after looking up her own name on Google, Justine was shocked to discover she was being branded ‘old’ online when she was in her early 40s.
Speaking on 60 Minutes Australia, she explained: “I needed to google something to do a little research and remind myself of something that happened when I was famous, so I put in my name, googled my name, Justine Bateman, and then the autocomplete came up which was 'looks old’.
“And I was only 42 at the time …and I was like ‘what?’ And I looked at the pictures that they had as evidence and I couldn’t see what they were talking about.”
Now 57, Justine was asked by the interviewer if she considered the ageing process ‘beautiful’, to which she gave the very simple response: “I just don’t give a s**t. I think I look rad. I think my face represents who I am. I like it.” What a badass!
Justine went on to say that she’s not particularly interested in turning to fillers, Botox or surgery to try and erase the years and thinks that those who do go down that route should just ‘forget about your face’ and enjoy life.
“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,” Justine added.
“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.”
Justine went on to say that she’s rejected the idea of surgery as she think it would ‘erase’ her authority.
She said: “You can certainly look in the mirror and go, ‘Oh, if I just had like a lower facelift I would get rid of this skin that catches the light, and then I could have that operation where you go into the eyelid, or you know take some of the skin out and this that’s hanging over now, over the eyelid, you can get that removed’.
“Sure, you can do all of that, but even with that I would just … I feel like I would erase not only all my authority that I have now, but also I like feeling that I’m a different person now than I was when I was 20.
“I like looking in the mirror and seeing that evidence.”