Courteney Cox is opening up about her regrets over cosmetic procedures that in her words made her look “horrible.” The former ‘Friends’ star speaks about aging in Hollywood and the challenges of growing old in the public spotlight.
While it may be a familiar topic — after all, how many actresses of a certain age do broach this topic — the setting is quite uncharacteristic. No, this is not an article in Vogue or Vanity Fair or Cosmo. The 52-year-old Courteney Cox opens up during her appearance on the reality TV show ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls.’ Yes, that very same Alaska adventure show that got a buzz when President Obama made an appearance.
This time around, the appearance may not be quite as history making but it is eyebrow raising in its own way. Courtney Cox said, “Getting older is not the easiest thing. But I have learned lessons. I was trying to keep up with getting older and trying to chase that. It’s something you can’t keep up with. The more you relax with it and the less you try.”
The former ‘Cougar Town’ star went on to speak of her attempts to turn back the hands of time and said, “Sometimes you find yourself trying and then you look at a picture of yourself and you go, ‘Oh God, I look horrible.”
While she didn’t itemize the cosmetic procedures that have gone awry, she did say, “I have done things that I regret and luckily there are things that dissolve and go away. So that’s good because it’s not always been my best look.”
Like the majority of actresses she’s been the brunt of the usual plastic surgery shaming and other such social media trolling that’s become such a sport in our era. She didn’t voice the usual complaints and outrage — that by now has become the template response –but instead took a spin through the positive side of maturity and said, “”Certain parts about getting older are fantastic; watching my daughter, [Coco] go through the game of life. She’s just turned 12 and I see so much of myself in her. I’m glad that I’ve been through it and learned enough now to help her go through things that are hard.”
And of course, this being the wilderness survival show that it is, the menu isn’t exactly what you’d find at the Four Seasons, so do be forewarned as you watch the video! But atypical cuisine and all, does open up about plastic surgery, aging, regrets and more.
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