Kate Beckinsale Takes Aim at Impossible Beauty Standards: 'Women Are Damned Anyway'
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Kate Beckinsale is known for speaking her mind, eloquently, and in a new interview she's shared her thoughts on the impossible beauty standards that society imposes on women.
"I think, when you start out, if people perceive you as attractive it's helpful at first," the English actress told The Sunday Times. "If people start thinking that’s your main thing, I don’t think that’s helpful to anyone, least of all you. I think women are damned anyway. I don't just mean actresses. You're seen as attractive, you're not seen as attractive. You're seen as too young, you're too old. Where is the f***ing sweet spot for women?"
Adding an empowering message of self-acceptance in her own distinctively sweary way, Beckinsale added: "At some point you just have to go, 'B**locks — this is me.'"
Later in the interview, Beckinsale revealed that she gets "p***sed off" when people presume she has undergone cosmetic procedures.
"It's sort of a given that I've had it, which I just literally haven't," she said. "I'm frightened of paralyzing my face. My mum's voice is in my head, very loud, at all times. My mum wouldn’t even get a facial, she is suspicious of anything like that, and looks f***ing radiant and amazing. I know if I did do Botox, I’d be the one that would get the droopy eye, and my mum would go, ‘I f***ing told you! See? You should never do that.’"
We recently rounded up 10 things you might not know about Kate Beckinsale, and you can check out the trailer for her latest movie, Jolt, here.
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