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Nicole Kidman admits to Botox use

Nicole Kidman admits to Botox use

Leave it to Nicole Kidman to drop a bomb on us all when we least expect it. First there was that whole thing about career versus children, then she lit a cigarette during a press conference in Cannes, and this week the ice queen of Tennessee casually told Italian newspaper La Repubblica about the thing that’s been on everyone’s lips (excuse the pun) for the past decade: her adventures in the land of Botox.

"No surgery for me. I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again,” Nicole was quoted as saying. “I wear sunscreen, I don't smoke and I take care of myself, and I am proud to say that. Anybody can do anything to themselves – I don't judge – but personally I believe in being physically fit. That's how I was raised." And there you have it.

At some point over the past decade, Nicole Kidman somehow ended up as one of those people tabloids pull out for their bimonthly plastic surgery addiction stories. And it’s not really fair, because it’s not that bad. It would be easy to highlight the fact that she neglected to say anything about Restylane, collagen and all the other fillers in the world that don’t classify as surgery – and she’s hardly all au naturel – but La Kidman really deserves a timeout in the judgement department.

It’s in bad taste to talk about anyone’s medical history, especially when it comes to their looks, and in the case of an actress in her forties with a tremendously hot and cold career record, the evil tongues of the world couldn’t wish for better fuel to their fire than plastic surgery. It’s all rather misogynistic, really. And now that Nicole has broken her silence and apparently feels a need to appease her critics, she’s opened up to a whole new flood of scrutiny.

It’s always a bit sad when stars publically denounce plastic surgery. After all, some of us rather enjoy that part of Hollywood where actresses (and actors) get old and go completely overboard on the cosmetics procedures. What would showbiz be without the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Cher and all those fabulous characters with all their plastic and all their stories and diamonds and wigs and poodles and Rolls-Royces? When she gets to that age, I’m still hoping Nicole Kidman will join that club. 

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