Ricky Gervais may have just hit it big on this side of the pond, but he’s already decided not to indulge in Hollywood’s favorite pastime: plastic surgery.
48-year old funny man Ricky Gervais is proud of his unconventional looks and has no plans to alter them.
He says, “I suppose I’m a bit fitter than I was, but not because of Hollywood,” he said to ITN. “The first thing I’d do if I wanted to blend into Hollywood is, actually, starve myself and get new teeth and take roles where I’m a real romantic lead. Which would be hilarious; that won’t happen.”
“Oh, God no!” he said to ITN. “I saw this episode of Housewives of New Jersey and they had Botox parties. They just sit there, being injected. What are you doing? And facial surgery? You might die. ‘Oh, it’s worth it.’ No, it isn’t worth it. Let’s just have the face we were born with, shall we?”
Plastic surgeon Dr Sherrell J Aston says, “Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion about injectables and Plastic Surgery. I understand Mr. Gervais feelings towards Botox and I try to remind patients that their results may vary. Some patients like the results more than others and at the end of the day it is a personal decision. With that said, Botox should always be used in moderation for the best results.”
Plastic surgeon Dr Richard Ellenbogen says, “Ricky Gervais is perfect as he is: a character actor who became a leading man, He is ‘Mr. Every Man.’ His smile is as contagious as a yawn: he smiles, you smile. He is smart enough to realize he is the complete package.”
“Of course you could remove his jowls and refine his neck and then you could keep going until you had a modern day Henry Fonda look-alike, but who would want that?”
Fans of Ricky can see him in the rom-com The Invention of Lying, featuring actress Jennifer Garner, who has used plastic surgery, especially lip augmentation to further her career (See Make Me Heal’s story on Jennifer Garner’s plastic surgery).
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