Julia Roberts: I Took “Big Risk” By Not Having Facelift
Julia Roberts says she’s taking a huge professional chance by not getting a new face. “By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a facelift,” says the Oscar winner in a new interview with You magazine. Roberts turned 47 on Tuesday. She adds, “But I’ve told Lancome that I want to be an aging model – so they have to keep me for at least five more years until I’m over 50.”
Her comments come days after Renee Zellweger, also in her forties, made headlines by showing off what looked to be an altered face at a red carpet event. Zellweger’s transformed appearance has reignited the debate over Hollywood’s beauty standards for middle-aged actresses.
Roberts reveals that she has found peace by “studying yoga on a more conscious level.” “It’s about non-grasping, non-hoarding, cleaning out your closet, dusting out your mind and letting go of the things that weigh you down mentally and emotionally,” she tells the outlet. “There’s a lightness to my life now – an airy quality of not taking things too seriously. That’s happiness.”
She also acknowledges that she has it better than many other women. Roberts says, “I often think about the reality of my life versus a mother who, say, lives in Kansas City and is struggling to pick up the kids when she gets off work, or who doesn’t get to choose not to go to work because she wants to stay at home with the kids.”
“Those mothers are my real-life heroes, and they include my girlfriends, who do this with joy and grace and with full-time jobs,” adds the actress. “I don’t have to worry about it and I’m grateful for that.”