Rita Wilson regrets getting Botox injections and lip fillers in the late 1990s.
In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian, the actress/singer candidly opened up about her experiences with cosmetic procedures, noting she felt pressured by the high beauty standards in Hollywood to get the injections.
Explaining that she first tried Botox before filming the 1999 romantic comedy Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, Rita recalled that she was shocked to see how her forehead didn’t move at all when she was watching the film for the first time.
“When I was making Runaway Bride, I had Botox, because Botox was new and everyone was getting Botox, and I got it in my forehead,” she told the publication. “But then I saw this movie, and there’s this emotional scene where I’m firing Richard Gere and my forehead didn’t move. I thought: ‘Well, that’s not working!'”
Rita then revealed that she also dabbled with lip fillers. However, she vowed never to try them again after she came home and her two sons Chester and Truman, who shares with husband Tom Hanks, made fun of her.
“I tried the lip fillers around that same period of time, and one day I came home and my kids laughed at me, and I thought: ‘OK, that’s that!'” the 63-year-old laughed.
Rita is now comfortable embracing the ageing process and insisted she doesn’t “care that much” anymore.
“Part of it is my mom rarely wore make-up and I loved seeing her face evolve over time with me. I want my kids to look at the face that they know and understand that it’s just me,” she stated. “Everyone has their vanity but, how to put this? I… just… don’t care that much!”