Emma Thompson: Plastic Surgery is a “form of Collective Psychosis

The actress, who does full frontal nudity in her latest film, confesses that her age has made it “extremely challenging because we’re not used to seeing raw bodies on screen.”

Aesthetic touch-ups are the order of the day, especially in the entertainment sector, where taking care of appearance is especially important. Numerous artists have succumbed to surgeries, but actress Emma Thompson is not one of them, something she wanted to make clear in her latest interview with the digital medium The Wrap, on the occasion of her participation in the film Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, where she plays a widow who hires a young escort so she can explore the sexual intimacy her marriage was missing. “Why would you do that to yourself? I just don’t understand it”, she asked herself during the talk, not without first pointing out that “aging is something natural” and that this type of retouching constitutes “a form of collective psychosis”.

The Oscar winner has voiced her opinion after being asked if she has ever considered plastic surgery. Thompson, 62, has vehemently denied this. “It’s a really strange thing to do,” she explained. “Honestly, I think that cutting yourself to put it somewhere else and keep it from looking like you’re doing what you’re really doing, which is getting older, is not natural,” she stressed, adding that this reflection is not new to her now that You are at an age where many people tend to opt for face lifts.

The also British screenwriter has asserted that it is “a great triumph” for her to have “an unretouched body”, especially in view of her performance in her most recent film, which premiered virtually at the Sundance Film Festival last Sunday. January 23. “That has always been my opinion. I have always been something of a militant feminist when it comes to women’s bodies, what has been done to them, and what we are told to expect of ourselves,” she continued.

To prepare for this new role, Thompson, who has a full frontal nude scene, rehearsed alongside her co-star Daryl McCormack and also director Sophie Hyde. “We rehearse totally naked and talk about our bodies and the relationship we have with them. We draw them, we discuss the things that are complicated for us, the things that we like about them and we describe the bodies of others”, said the actress a couple of days ago during an interview for the Sundance Cinema Cafe program, broadcast on the platform Youtube.

During the conversation, she also stated that her age has not been an impediment to carrying out this scene successfully. “I don’t think she could have done it before my age,” she said. “And yet my age makes it extremely challenging because we’re not used to seeing untreated bodies on screen.” But having McCormack close by her side made it easier, she later said. “It was very important that we could hug and laugh together,” she concluded.

Emma Thompson, also known for her role as an environmental activist, has been involved in political and legal issues that have highlighted her support for feminism, such as the rejection she presented a few years ago to work with the film director John Lasseter, accused of sexual harassment . So, she assured that she did it to “protect the generation” of her daughter, referring to Gaia Wise, 22 years old.

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The actress, who does full frontal nudity in her latest film, confesses that her age has made it "extremely challenging because we're not used to seeing raw bodies on screen."

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