Jamie Lee Curtis: Plastic surgery is ‘wiping out a generation of beauty’
Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular in Hollywood, but actor Jamie Lee Curtis claims that Hollywood beauty standards haven’t changed much since her early days.
She says in an interview with Fast Company Magazine, “I tried plastic surgery, and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin (a combination of the pain medications hydrocodone and paracetamol used to treat moderate to severe pain). I’m 22 years sober now.”
According to the 62-year-old, “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. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.”
It’s not the first time the Halloween actress has spoken openly about her Vicodin addiction. In a 2019 interview with Variety Magazine, she explained how her painkiller addiction began.
“I had a routine plastic surgery because of a cameraman. I naturally had puffy eyes. If you see photographs of me as a child, I look like I haven’t slept,” The actor elaborates.
“I’ve just always been that person, and we were shooting a scene in a courtroom with that kind of high, nasty fluorescent light, and it came around to my coverage in the scene.
Jamie [the cameraman] said, ‘I’m not shooting her today. Her eyes are too puffy.'”