Courteney Cox opens up about how she once tried to delay ‘looking older’ in a new interview with the UK Sunday Times style. The star is getting candid about realizing she was unhappy with the changes cosmetic treatments have made to her face.
Now 57, Cox has been in the public eye since she landed a good role in Bruce Springsteen’s music video “Dancing in the Dark” at the age of 20. Of course, her breakout role continues friends catapulted her acting career, and she has remained famous throughout the decade-long run of the popular sitcom. The public scrutiny that came with her fame left her feeling pressured to chase a more youthful look, she recalls Sunday times.
“There was a time when you were like, ‘Oh, I’m changing. I look older.’ And I’ve been trying to chase it [youthfulness] “For years,” she tells the publication. “And I didn’t know that, oh shit, I actually look really weird with injections and do things to my face that I would never do now.” (Related: Linda Evangelista shared photos to show how CoolSculpting them ” disfigured”)
Cox began reconsidering treatments after hearing what people were saying about her face. “People were talking about me, I think,” she says, adding, “There was a time I was like, ‘I have to quit. This is just crazy.’”
Cox has previously spoken candidly about her experiences with cosmetic procedures. In a 2017 interview with new beauty, she shared that she had dissolved all of her fillers. She said she didn’t realize at the moment how much the treatments had changed her appearance as the changes were so “gradual”. She said she started seeing several doctors who would offer “a little injection here or a filler there,” adding, “The next thing you know, you’re layered and layered and layered.” You have no idea because it’s gradual until you go. Oh shit, that doesn’t look right.’ And it’s worse in pictures than in real life. I have a friend who said, ‘Whoa, no more!’ I thought I had done nothing for six months. I didn’t realize it.” (Related: Jamie Lee Curtis Believes Cosmetic Surgery “Obliterates Generations of Beauty”)
In an episode from 2016 Running wild with Bear Grylls, Cox reflected on her attempt to look young in hopes of living up to Hollywood beauty standards. “Getting older, I don’t think it’s the easiest thing. But I’ve learned lessons,” she said during the episode. “But I’ve learned lessons. I think I’ve been trying to keep up with aging and chase it. It’s something you can’t keep up with.” (Related: Courteney Cox Gets Open About Cosmetic Surgery)
Her new take on juvenile hunting is one of several lessons she’s learned over the years. “Time flies so fast,” she tells him Sunday times. “There’s no question that I’m more grounded; I’ve learned so much in my life – what to enjoy, what to try to do more and what to let go of.”