Cate Blanchett: I won’t have cosmetic surgery

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Cate Blanchett is the latest Hollywood actress to announce that she will not be heading under the surgeon’s knife for any cosmetic surgery.

The 42 year old beauty has said her main reason for avoiding plastic is that she is frightened of the long-term effects.

“There’s been a decade or probably more of people doing interventions on their faces and their bodies, and now people are seeing that long term, it’s not so great,’ she told

“I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do,’ she added. ‘I just know what works for me. I’d just be too frightened about what it means long-term.

“Looking at women in their 20s doing this stuff, in the end all you see is the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration; it fills me with pity.”

To help her staying looking youthful, Blanchett looks to the past – although she readily admits that not all ancient beauty practices are a good idea. She always swears by a glass of lemon juice in the morning.

“We’re always looking for the new thing,” she says. “I’m very old fashioned … We do so much to ourselves, I don’t know whether boredom or what. It’s like, do less! Read a book, go for a walk!

“It [lemon juice] keeps your systems going. Like the people who get into colonic therapy; there’s a logic to that. The French have been doing it for years – the Egyptians did it.

“There are certain things in ancient practices that are not worth adhering to.”


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