Renée Zellweger Said That Anti-Aging Products Are Garbage And That Women Should Embrace Getting Older
Now that Renée Zellweger is a few years into her 50s, it’s high time for her to hit that Jane Fonda stroll and wax poetic over how amazing getting older is and that everyone needs to stop dreading it or trying to turn back the clock. If you were wondering what the only other option for women in Hollywood on deck to receive constant AARP mailings is, it’s claiming that what keeps you looking super smooth and young is just drinking lots of water and slathering yourself in olive oil and absolutely nothing else, right Jennifer Lopez Affleck?
Ever since 2014 when Renée re-emerged on a red carpet looking uncharacteristically wide-eyed and less squinty, rumors swirled that she had plastic surgery to open up her signature droopy eyelids. While she denied it in interviews and an op-ed, anyone who had eyes more ajar than her originals could see that something had changed. Apparently, Renée is still trying to make au naturel happen. The Sunday Times recently interviewed 53-year-old Renée, and she says that she’s come to a point in her life where she feels comfortable in her (untouched, according to her) skin and thinks that anti-aging beauty projects belong in the trash.
Renée wants everyone to know that she LOVES being over 50 and would never want to be younger again. She also couldn’t figure out “the whole Zoom background thing” See? Typical old person! via The Sunday Times:
The two-time Oscar winner, whose films have made an estimated £2.3 billion at the box office, is speaking to me via Zoom, from what looks like her agent’s office in LA. Wearing an old tank top (“I’ve had it for, like, 20 years”) and a Texas Longhorns baseball cap pulled low, with a blank TV screen and a nearly empty bottle of green juice as her backdrop, she apologises for not making more of an effort. “How many years have we had now to up our Zoom game? I’ve never been able to figure that out with the whole background thing and all.”
“But I couldn’t wait to turn 50! I loved it! It made me realise I have no interest in being 23. Turning 50 felt like a whole new beginning without the nonsense, the point where you can stop listening to all those voices in your head and all those expectations and projections people have of you and become more authentically yourself. Like, good luck all you suckers out there because you’ve got to survive a lot to get to my age, and I’ve earned my power and voice.”
Maybe I’m advanced-level crotchety, but ever since I turned 30 some moons ago, I’ve earned my voice too. Don’t you ever let me catch your kids being raucous in a movie theater or playing their loud electronic music on a peaceful beach; they’ll get an earful. But Renée uses her voice for something much different, hitting at those who are apprehensive about growing older and smacking down all those rumors about her face. While Renée has SAG awards, Golden Globe awards, and two Oscars, including a recent “best actress” win for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy, I might argue that her most ambitious role to date is trying to bamboozle the masses by sticking with the narrative that her eyes have never been grazed by a plastic surgeon’s scalpel.
…rumours were going around that she’d had cosmetic surgery. At first she tried to maintain a dignified silence, but in August 2016 she decided she could take the rumours no more and ended up writing a definitive statement in The Huffington Post to address them. “Not that it’s anyone’s business,” it read, “but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes.”
“All those ads telling us we don’t need to look our real age if we just buy all their creams and their fixes and all that garbage they want to sell us?” she says now. “I’m like, what, you’re saying I’m not valuable any more because I’m 53? Is that what you’re saying? There is a big difference between being your absolute best, most vibrant self and wanting to be what you’re not. To be vibrant and beautiful you must embrace your age, otherwise you are living apologetically and to me that’s not beautiful at all.”
“Garbage?” Tell that to J.Lo’s Chief EVOO Sommelier, Renée. The Jerry Maguire actress is just a girl, standing in front of a Zoom, asking the person on the other side to believe that that’s the same eyelid skin she was born with. Here’s a refresher on what Renée looked like before the rumored blepharoplasty and after, as well as the thoughts of a cosmetic surgeon (who did not treat Renée):
Whatever she’s done or not done, it’s working for her so far. Except for that There’s Something About Pam padded suit. That should have stayed at the brainstorming table.
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