'Once you mess with your face, you can't get it back' - Jamie Lee Curtis on cosmetic surgery

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Cosmetic surgery is increasingly popular in showbiz, however actor Jamie Lee Curtis says Hollywood beauty standards have not changed much since the early days of her career.

In an interview with Fast Company Magazine, she says, "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."

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 Jamie Lee Curtis attends the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Opening Gala honoring Haile Gerima and Sophia Loren, and Museum Campaign Leadership Bob Iger, Annette Bening, and Tom Hanks; Gala Co-Chairs Jason Blum, Ava DuVernay, and Ryan Murphy on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 

The 62-year-old says, "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."

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It is not the first time the the Halloween star has been candid about her Vicodin addiction. In a 2019 interview with Variety Magazine she detailed how her addiction to painkillers started.

"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 explains.

"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.'" 

Sources: Variety Magazine, Fast Company Magazine

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