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  • Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, and Rachel Weisz diss plastic surgery

    Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Plastic SurgeryHollywood actors are notorious for being outspoken and as this year’s Oscars role around, we decided to take a look at some of the opinions stars have regarding plastic surgery. Many actresses have slammed Hollywood’s obsession with youth and perfection and instead prefer to age naturally. These A-listers, including Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Rachel Weisz, all have commented on their aversion to plastic surgery. Moore, who recently starred in “Children of Men”, which is nominated for three Academy Awards and who has been nominated four times herself, has stated, “I would never ever have plastic surgery. We’re all just going way too far. I know it’s a product of the whole celebrity industry, but it’s something I absolutely detest. I want my daughter to see what is real, not what is unachievable and fake.” The 46 year old actress believes in aging gracefully and that the aging process is a “fact of life.” Moore adds, “I’m a 43-year-old woman, and 43-year-old women have lines. I think imperfections are important, just as mistakes are important. You only get to be good by making mistakes and you only get to be real by being imperfect.”

    Similarly, actress Kate Winslet, a Best Actress Oscar nominee this year, has clearly vocalized her feelings regarding the glamorization of ultra thin women as “unbelievably disturbing.” The Best Actress nominee for her role in “Little Children” has stated that plastic surgery “makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world…acting is about being real, being honest.” Winslet even goes as far as to forbid magazines with ultra thin women in her home for fear of her young daughter getting the wrong impression of natural beauty. Ironically, Winslet had a change of heart and has turned more favorable on plastic surgery, admitting that she is tempted by the idea but resists it for fear that her husband director Sam Mendes would ditch her if she had anything done. “I am intrigued by surgery but Sam would leave me if I did anything like that,” Winslet reveals. Having flirted many times with crash diets, Winslet has likely undergone some body changes after giving birth, and a mini tummy tuck and liposuction can bring her back to pre-pregnancy shape. If Sam could only envision the after shots of his wife’s makeover he’d likely give her the green light for this project.

    Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett, also nominated this year for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Notes on a Scandal, believes aging gracefully is a part of life and represents the experiences a woman lives through; “I see someone’s face, someone’s body who’d had children and I think they’re the song lines of your experience, and why would you want to eradicate that?” The outspoken Blanchett has also been quoted as saying, “death is not going to be any easier just because your face can’t move.” Reporting on the Oscars 2007 season to Make Me Heal, Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn points that some laser treatments and chemical peels may have helped preserve Blanchett’s look. “Her skin is nearly flawless, and may be aided by top-of-the-line skin care products, chemical peels, and lunchtime laser treatments,” says Youn. Nevertheless, Youn acknolwedges Cate’s natural beauty, “She has been blessed with great genes, which have caused the 37 year old actress to age very gracefully.” Cate is a beauty that we’ll take with or without surgery.

    Finally, Rachel Weisz who will be presenting at this Sunday’s Academy Awards and who previously won an Oscar for last year’s “The Constant Gardner” has also expressed her distaste for the “obsession with some perfect image.” She believes “people who look too perfect don’t look sexy or particularly beautiful.” While objecting to plastic surgery is fine and dandy, it’s another thing for Weisz to speak hypocritically about an industry of which she is an alleged consumer. Stay tuned for an upcoming story during Make Me Heal’s Oscar Coverage about Weisz’s alleged plastic surgery.

    Clearly these actresses are all talented and fearless about speaking their mind. But we wonder why they hold such strong objections against plastic surgery. Time and again, celebrities who have gone on record staunchly against plastic surgery were found later to quietly embrace the plastic surgeon’s knife and squeeze in a procedure or two. Maybe it is for fear of their children not seeing their mothers as their true selves or maybe it’s because they aren’t Los Angeles natives used to the cultural obsession with youth and beauty. Either way, they share a common belief for the importance of aging gracefully and presenting their true selves to a world which is often focused on the superficial.

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