Plastic surgery isn’t exactly uncommon in Hollywood, but don’t look to George Clooney for acceptance of going under the knife.
When asked in a recent BBC interview if the actor would ever consider altering his appearance as he gets older, Clooney was firm in his response. “I’ve seen it happen—particularly on men—I don’t think it really works. I think it actually makes you look older,” Clooney said. “I’m a big believer in the idea that you can’t try to look younger. You just have to look the best you can at the age you are.”
Clooney went on to explain his reasoning further, saying, “I think for all of us, you have to come to terms with getting older and not trying to fight it… you have to get used to the idea that your roles in films and who you are and how you’re perceived is going to change and that’ll disappoint people at times.”
Clooney’s latest role in Tomorrowland casts him as a aging former science prodigy, something the 54-year-old joked about in a recent interview with Vulture.
“[Director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof] said something that still strikes me today. They said that they’d written it with me in mind, and then you read the very first description of Frank Walker and it says, ‘crusty old man,'” Clooney said. “And I’m going, ‘Wait a minute, what the hell?'”
Listen to Clooney’s interview below.