Monday, February 17, 2003
Filmmakers falling out of love with Botox.
It appears so often on celluloid it should be among the credits. But now Botox is becoming such a liability that movie makers are rejecting actors who have the cosmetic injections.
Directors, including Australia's Baz Luhrmann, are said to be increasingly refusing them for leading roles because their faces lack expression. [...]
London casting agent Jeremy Zimmerman, who worked on Bedazzled with Liz Hurley, said the problem was by no means restricted to women.
"I had to veto Mickey Rourke for the leading role in a British film," he said.
"I had to explain to his agent that we wouldn't be using him because his face looks so frozen."
But how many of these people couldn't act even before Botox? That's the question I want to know the answer to...