James WhiteCourteney Cox is forever young. She rose to fame as an icon of youth, but now the married mom finds herself besieged by plastic-surgery rumors while trying to age gracefully in Hollywood. In the November issue of Marie Claire Courteney Cox sets the record straight.
Without being terribly high-maintenance in her soul, Courteney's outer carapace is very well cared for. There are the weekly chiropractor appointments, the massage, the hair, the therapist, the facialist, the trainer. (Cardio five times a week, tennis on the weekends: "I'd feel better about myself if I did stomach crunches, but I don't.") Courteney is a generous creature, giving props to each and every person on Team Cox. (She's so generous, in fact, that when the bill comes, she wants to pay, and when I insist, she worries that I won't give the staff enough of a tip.)
But how about the Beauty Treatment That Dare Not Speak Its Name? I'm shy about asking, but I guess I'm squinting not so subtly at her forehead, trying to see if it moves. I don't even have to ask.
"Botox? I think it's fantastic and also horrible. I mean, they've come up with this stuff that can make you not look angry. But you have to use it sparingly. I went to this doctor once, and he was like, 'Oh, let me do it just here and here and here.' And I was miserable. I mean, I'm an actor, I've got to be able to move my face. When people start messing with their foreheads and can't lift their eyebrows, that's weird. It's not that I haven't tried Botox - but I hated it. You know you've messed up when people who are close to you say, 'Whoa, what are you doing?'"
See behind-the-scenes photos from Courteney's Cover Shoot and read the rest of the interview by Judith Newman here: Courteney Cox on Jen, Men & Why She Overdid the Botox
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