True Blood star Anna Paquin is reluctant to go under the knife as she’s certain cosmetic surgery would limit her choice of acting roles. She tells Zooey magazine, “Interestingly enough, I don’t really care about my teeth, but I think any woman on this planet could say, ‘I wish my a** was smaller, my arms were thinner and I had green eyes not brown.’
“I think anyone is as critical as they have the energy to self-obsess, but I also know as an actress you are more limited if you interfere with your looks. If you have a whole bunch of work done with your teeth and your face and your boobs then you’re only going to play modern people. That’s a big choice to make. Very limiting.”
It is difficult to tell what Hollywood types really believe about plastic surgery. In interview I am coming to believe that they often state the controversial in order to attract more attention. This after all makes their worth in the Hollywood landscape greater.
It is of course possible that Ms Paquin believes that plastic surgery limits an actresses’ roles. She might also beleive that the legion of actresses who have had good plastic surgery have somehow lost in the bargain. Or maybe like many all she associates with plastic surgery are the not-so-wonderful outcomes.
There are those who have gone too far with surgery and changed their look beyond the beneficial of course. As is the norm in plastic surgery it is all relative.
John Di Saia MD