Skip Nav
Beauty News
I Slept, Showered, and Worked Out In Tarte's Sweatproof Mascara to See If It Lasted
Makeup
16 New Beauty Products Editors Are Digging This December
Celebrity Hair
13 Celebrity Beauty Campaigns We Won't Forget From 2016

Do You Agree With Rachel Weisz's Anti-Botox Statement?

Do You Agree With Rachel Weisz's Anti-Botox Statement?

There is no denying that actors need a wide range of facial expressions to practice their crafts. Some celebrities have admitted to using the treatment (see parts one and two of my quizzes), while others are quite vocal about shunning the needle. The latest to give it the thumbs-down is actress Rachel Weisz, who was quoted in August's Harper's Bazaar UK:

It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen . . . Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?

The pressure of looking ageless often comes with the territory of an acting career. But do you think it's OK for actors to get a little Botox here and there, or is Rachel right on this one?

Image Source: WireImage
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
skyslang skyslang 7 years
I agree...unless you're playing a horrible woman with absoutely no taste and low self esteem. Then botox is totally approrpriate.
AmandaG AmandaG 7 years
I know this is harsh but I think it should be banned for everyone. As an actor I would never, ever do it. Further more I think it is awful that as a society aging is looked at as negative. If people would stop iodizing youth and worrying about looking older, perhaps we could move forward to worrying about real problems, like say pollution and our dying planet!!@#!$$*, Sorry rant over.
kty kty 7 years
i agree
kty kty 7 years
i agree
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I disagree. I'm not a fan of Botox because (aside from making people's faces look straight up weird sometimes) it makes wrinkles even less accepted than they were before, and I think that's a shame. However, it should not be banned. It doesn't improve anyone's acting so it's not "cheating". Also, in that industry I cannot imagine the self-esteem issues people must have, so who are we to tell them that they can't do something that makes them feel better about themselves.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
Agree 100%! To be able to act, you have to show expression and emotion! How the hell is that possible with a frozen face??
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I do think she is right, but it doesn't need to be banned.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I do think she is right, but it doesn't need to be banned.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 7 years
I agree and I agree with everyone else about the whole Nicole Kidman thing, some people just don't know when to stop. I remember Courteney Cox spoke about how she got Botox once a few years ago and felt she had no expression and swore never to get it done again. To act you need to have expression on your face, you don't have that with Botox.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 7 years
I agree and I agree with everyone else about the whole Nicole Kidman thing, some people just don't know when to stop. I remember Courteney Cox spoke about how she got Botox once a few years ago and felt she had no expression and swore never to get it done again. To act you need to have expression on your face, you don't have that with Botox.
boredgourdless boredgourdless 7 years
I agree with her! Stiff Botox faces are undesireable on my TV or in the theater, and they're downright scary in real life. I sat across from an overly plasticized woman at a wedding reception last fall and nearly lost my appetite. Why can't we except that beauty does not equal youth? That aging gracefully is possible without the needle or scalpel?
MissHalfway MissHalfway 7 years
I totally agree with her ! eveday: super lol !!!! :D
MissHalfway MissHalfway 7 years
I totally agree with her !eveday: super lol !!!! :D
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
lol to the comment about Kidman. I love Rachel she is one of my favorite actors and i agree with her.
eveday eveday 7 years
Somewhere Nicole Kidman is trying really hard to frown upon her statements. Too bad she can't.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Totally agree - I always thought it was against the acting craft to get Botox and such that would limit expression bc that is one of the most imp. elements of acting!! HELLO. Why do we as ppl pay them so much for stiff faces and limited acting - doesn't make any damn sense! I'm just saying...
blossommac blossommac 7 years
i totally agree with her... actually i think right know everyone in hollywood look like the same feature is really boring
dakmo dakmo 7 years
I adore her! But, I disagree to some extent with her statements. I don't mind when people use a little Botox every now and then - just in moderation, please! I think stars have a tendency to try to eradicate every single wrinkle and line though, and that causes the problems...
telane telane 7 years
I agree! I think it's sad that people feel like they need to alter their appearances to fit in or become "more attractive" anyway. If we all looked the same, and all stayed young, life would be boring. Embrace who you are, your age, and what you look like!
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 7 years
If the role ask for someone without expression lines or wrinkles it means it is meant for someone younger than you. Be proud of your talent and experience and play your part. No botox please.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
I agree. Just play your age in roles! Botox is for celebs who have no acting talent, so leave it for them
nicklover nicklover 7 years
i agree 100% with her
Governors Awards Red Carpet Fashion 2015
Celebrities in Roland Mouret Galaxy Dress
Michael Caine and Jane Fonda Talk Youth Movie at Cannes
Celebrity Skin Care Secrets From Joanna Vargas
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig to Co-Star on Broadway | Video
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Hold Hands in NYC (Photos)
Best Celebrity Style | March 8, 2013

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds