Jamie Lee Curtis posts message condemning the cosmetic surgery industry: ‘I’ve been sucking in my stomach since I was 11’

The 63-year-old actress shared a photo of herself in an upcoming movie release, for which she said she told the crew ‘I want there to be no concealing of anything’

Jamie Lee Curtis at the last edition of the Venice Film Festival.
Jamie Lee Curtis at the last edition of the Venice Film Festival.DPA vía Europa Press (Europa Press)

Wearing a sweater and pants that show the curves of her breasts and her tummy, and holding a half-eaten cookie, actress Jamie Lee Curtis has shared a picture via her Instagram account to promote her new movie, Everything Everywhere All. She’s in character as Deirdre Beaubeirdra, and is far from the slender image she usually sports both on screen and off it. In the text accompanying the image, she explains that she told the movie crew: “I want there to be no concealing of anything.” She conveys a message that people should accept their bodies just as they are, and that doing so herself has made her feel “more free creatively and physically” than ever before.

The 63-year-old actress went even further on the social network, relating her own experience and claiming that she has been “sucking in my stomach since I was 11, when you start being conscious of boys and bodies, and the jeans are super tight.” She continues: “I very specifically decided to relinquish and release every muscle I had that I used to clench to hide the reality.”

The star of the Halloween franchise also made reference to the industry that moves billions of dollars and is dedicated to “hiding things.” “Concealers. Body-shapers. Fillers. Procedures. Clothing. Hair accessories. Hair products. Everything to conceal the reality of who we are,” she wrote to her nearly four million followers on the image-sharing platform.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Curtis’s slim figure was seen in various states of undress in movies such as Perfect (1985) and True Lies (1994), in the latter film actually stripping for co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This is not the first time that Curtis, the daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, has made statements about the cult of physical appearance. In October 2021, during an interview with Fast Company, she said that “the current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty.” She explained that she had tried plastic surgery but explained that it “didn’t work.”



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