Meryl Streep and Julie Walters are veteran actresses in their late 50′s from opposite ends of the pond. Besides co-starring in next week’s film Mama Mia! the two stars have recently made statements to the media about how they feel about going under the knife.
Meryl Streep recently said that she hasn’t had plastic surgery and doesn’t think other actors should either
“You’d be amazed how many men in the industry have gone down that road. I don’t get it. I think you have to embrace getting older and celebrate life. …
“The good thing about getting older is that when they do cast you it’s often something interesting – you’re no longer asked to be the beautiful leading lady. You’re allowed to do different things. I’ve had some very interesting parts over the past few years in films that examine all the idiosyncrasies people have.”
While this sounds good in theory, Make Me Heal and our readers think that Meryl has had some nips and tucks over the years to help her look good, even at 59. Meryl had a face lift, neck lift, and in most likelihood an eyelid surgery. Additionally, we are quite sure that she’s done maintenance over the years via laser or chemical peels and the routine dermal injections such as Botox or Restylane. Also of note, the plumpy cheekbones appear to be a trait of that Streep has had for at least a decade, so we are not sure if she’s had cheek implants or if it’s a natural feature. What is difficult to pin down is not the fact that Meryl Streep had cosmetic surgery, which she did, but rather when it happened. A Make Me Heal poll taken with its members has 93% of the respondents saying that Streep had a facelift. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Meryl Streep’s plastic surgery).
Meryl may be embracing getting older, but she’s also celebrated modern improvements in plastic surgery. On the other hand, Meryl’s Mama Mia! costar, British actress Julie Walters, may be telling the truth when she says she hasn’t had any work done.
Although she admits to fantasizing about having a nip or tuck, she has promised herself she wouldn’t go through with it.
“I think I would let myself down if I had anything done. I understand why people do it, though,” Walters told The Mirror. “There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think ‘If I just did that’, ‘just a little…’”
Make Me Heal wonders if this next part of the interview was directed at Meryl:
“I wouldn’t let my hair grow out grey though because that would depress me – but I am not bothered about lines. They are a part of my life. My husband isn’t bothered and if I have to have some kind of work done to be attractive to a person, then I just don’t want it.”
Make Me Heal has been a fan of both Meryl and Julie for years and we look forward to watching them sing and dance through the film version of the popular Abba musical play Mama Mia! when it hits theatres next week.