"I'm Trying Hard To Be Real": Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About The Dangers Of Striving To Maintain Hollywood Standards
The entertainment industry has a way of making anyone and everyone look perfect. Sadly, this idea of striving to be flawless have forced many to push dangerous boundaries. Jamie Lee Curtis has learned to look past all of that.
In a 2002 interview with the UK Telegraph, Curtis opened up about her past obsession to surgically enhance her looks to fit to a certain standard.
She revealed that the Hollywood culture of 'nip and tuck' as a way of maintaining eternal youth did not work for her. Curtis said she had tried it all, but she came to the realization that letting age and growth happen wasn't so bad.
The Scream actress was once addicted to painkillers after undergoing a cosmetic surgery, she revealed. According to her, getting liposuction or injections to clear wrinkles was actually a waste of time.
I've done it all. I've had a little plastic surgery. I've had a little lipo. I've had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it.
The 50-year-old actress has been all about living naturally. She explained that the more confident she was in herself, the less likely she was to pretend to be someone else.
Getting to this point in her life has not been easy. Many years ago, she was just like the majority of Hollywood divas who have been judged and even shamed for how they looked.
She recalled an experience she once had when a cameraman said he just could not shoot her because her eyes were puffy. She was so mortified by his comment that she had a procedure to removed fat from around her eyes at a time when not a lot of people were doing that.
What she soon learned was that when you remove fat from one body part, it tends to accumulate in another. She explained that people get it wrong when they think all they have to do is change this one thing and everything will be alright.
In her heydays as an actress, many considered her glamorous and gorgeous without knowing the struggle underneath the beauty. Over the years, however, she has been peeling up those glam layers one by one, revealing who she actually is underneath it all.
I'm trying hard to take the veil off the fraud, to be real, to start with me. In the recovery programme I'm in (for addiction problems), they talk about peeling an onion, exposing more layers.
Curtis admitted that she was sometimes afraid of letting that part of her show, but it is an important part of her journey. Besides, natural beauty always beats artificially perfected features, doesn't it?