Jamie Lee Curtis shares her thoughts on plastic surgery and social media a few years after she opened up about how a procedure led her to a more than decades-long addiction.
“I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. I became addicted to Vicodin. I’ve been sober for 22 years now,” the 62-year-old said. Fast company.
The actress previously soberly explained her journey in an interview with Variety for the 2019 “Recovery Issue,” where she said she struggled with an addiction to both pills and alcohol. As for her 10-year dependency on Vicodin in particular, she revealed that it all started with an operation she had to undergo after a cameraman commented on her “swollen eyes” on set.
“I had naturally puffy eyes. When you see pictures of me as a kid, I look like I didn’t sleep. I’ve just always been that person, and we shot a scene in a courtroom with that kind of high, nasty fluorescent light , and it came to my cover in the scene, and [the cameraman] said, ‘I’m not shooting her today. Her eyes are too puffy,'” she said Variety. “I was so mortified and so ashamed and just so ashamed that after that movie I had routine plastic surgery to remove the bags. They gave me Vicodin as a pain reliever for something that wasn’t really painful.”
While chatting with Fast company on the growing popularity of plastic surgery today, Curtis shared her honest thoughts.
“The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things we’re doing to customize our look on Zoom are destroying generations of beauty,” she said. “Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.”
She also noted the impact that social media has and the pressure many people can face to change their appearance as a result.
“I use social media to sell things and amplify things I care about. Period. The rest is cancer. I never read a single comment,” she said. “It’s also very dangerous. It’s like giving a toddler a chainsaw. We just don’t know the longitudinal effect, mentally, spiritually and physically, on a generation of young people who are tormented by social media, because of the comparisons to others. of us old enough know it’s all a lie. It’s a real danger to young people.”
Leaked findings from a Facebook survey recently revealed that the company is aware of the damage Instagram is causing, showing an increase in both anxiety and depression among young women and girls as a result of the sharing app. of photos. The study also found worsening body image problems.