Jamie Lee Curtis said fillers and procedures “conceal the reality of who we are” in a new Instagram post.
With her latest role in the film EverythingEverywhereshe wanted “no concealing of anything.”
“I’ve been sucking my stomach in since I was 11,” she wrote. “I very specifically decided to relinquish and release every muscle I had that I used to trigger to hide the reality.”
Whether it’s on Instagram or in interviews, we can always count on Jamie Lee Curtis to keep it real. And she’s baring it all in one of her latest Instagram posts.
In her latest film EverythingEverywherethe 63-year-old actress plays an Internal Revenue Service tax auditor, and she made it a point not to “conceal” any part of her body for the role. “In the world, there is an industry—a billion-dollar, trillion-dollar industry—about hiding things,” she wrote under a photo of her character, Deirdre Beaubeirdra. “Concealers. Body shapers. Fillers. Procedures. Clothing. Hair accessories. Hair products. Everything to conceal the reality of who we are.”
Curtis intentionally rejected all of those notions for Deirdre, and it became therapeutic for her. “My instruction to everybody was: I want there to be no concealing of anything. I’ve been sucking my stomach in since I was 11, when you start being conscious of boys and bodies, and the jeans are super tight,” she continued. “I very specifically decided to relinquish and release every muscle I had that I used to trigger to hide the reality. That was my goal.”
She added that in doing so, has “never felt more free creatively and physically.”
This isn’t the first time Curtis has shared her opinions on appearance-altering procedures like fillers and Botox. In an interview with Fast Company last year, she said that plastic surgery is “wiping out generations of beauty.”
“The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty,” the Knives Out actress said. “Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.”
And as she’s getting older, she has also begun speaking out against anti-aging rhetoric in the world of beauty. “This word ‘anti-aging’ has to be struck. I am pro-aging,” she recently said at the Radically Reframing Aging Summit presented by Sounds True and Shriver Media. “I want to age with intelligence and grace and dignity and verve and energy.”
She wants to focus her energy on “natural beauty,” a term she feels has been pushed away from the mainstream. “I am an advocate now for natural beauty because I do feel there has been a genocide on natural beauty,” she added.
As someone who has put herself on display in Hollywood for most of her life, Curtis knows the pressures to look perfect all too well. She’s finally freeing herself of them, and encourages others to do the same. “I don’t want to hide from (my age) it as if it’s a bad thing,” she said at the summit. “We’re all learning that people are on fire from it.”
And at 63, we can’t help but feel like Curtis is just getting started.
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