In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Mummystar Rachel Weisz tossed off one of those wonderfully under-thought, actressy comments that the blogosphere just loves to gobble up: “[Botox] should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen.”
Of course, her statement flies in the (eerily smooth) face of support from Botox fans like Virginia Madsen (pictured) and Vanessa L. Williams, who have praised the drug for banishing wrinkles without surgery. Inducing facial paralysis might seem like an odd choice for actors who emote for a living, but Hollywood is an industry based on looks. If wrinkles cost you work, why not get rid of them? And we’re willing to bet that Weisz, a 38-year-old stunner (pictured), might change her tune to the “What people do with their faces is nobody else’s business” refrain some time after she struts past the four-oh mark.
As much as it would be fun to strip away people’s Oscars if they test positive for appearance-enhancing drugs, we’re not on Team Weisz this time. But what about you, PopWatchers? Should Hollywood ban Botox?
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