Helena Carter would rather age than go under knife

Saturday, January 22, 2011

LONDON - The King’s Speech actress Helena Bonham Carter will never go under the knife to halt the ageing process because she’s convinced her career will go downhill if she has “work done”.

“I can still move all my face muscles. There aren’t many who can still do that. Age is underrated. I think what’s happening is that directors and the studios want actresses who have natural looks, who haven’t had any work done,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted her as saying.

“I know some actresses who have had bits of work done and it’s so good you can’t tell. The problem is that now the high-definition camera can tell, so it’s best to leave your face alone. Look at Judi Dench. She’s beautiful. Talk about her face being her fortune! She never stops working. That’s what I want for me,” she said.

The 44-year-old star says she’s not bothered about looking older and is happy to grow old gracefully.

“You have two choices. You can have the work done and look weirder. Or have nothing done and look older. I think the only way I’ll continue to get work is if I don’t get anything done.

“Most men are lucky. They tend to age well and still get work. If you’re a woman, it’s more difficult. But there’s beauty in an older woman. The lines represent something. I couldn’t have played the Queen Mother in ‘The King’s Speech’ if I hadn’t been able to move my face,” she added.

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