Helena Bonham Carter on ageing gracefully
Helena Bonham Carter will never go under the knife to halt the ageing process – as she’s convinced her career will go downhill if she has “work done”.
The Alice In Wonderland star has never resorted to cosmetic procedures and she has every intention of keeping it that way because she’s convinced her “natural looks” appeal to movie directors.
Bonham Carter, 44, admits she hopes to emulate Dame Judi Dench, who has maintained a successful acting career while growing old gracefully.
She tells Britain’s Daily Mail, “I can still move all my face muscles! There aren’t many
who can still do that. Age is underrated. I think what’s happening is that directors and
the studios want actresses who have natural looks, who haven’t had any work done.
“You have two choices. You can have the work done and look weirder, or have nothing done and look older. I think the only way I’ll continue to get work is if I don’t get anything done.
“I know some actresses who have had bits of work done and it’s so good you can’t tell...”