January 22, 2011 03:42:10 GMT
Ruling out cosmetic surgery, the 'King's Speech' actress hopes to emulate Dench who has maintained a successful acting career while growing old gracefully.
British actress Helena Bonham Carter will never go under the knife to halt the aging process - because she's convinced her career will go downhill if she has "work done". The "Alice in Wonderland" star has never resorted to cosmetic procedures and she has every intention of keeping it that way because she's convinced her "natural looks" appeal to movie directors.
Bonham Carter, 44, admits she hopes to emulate Dame Judi Dench, who has maintained a successful acting career while growing old gracefully. She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I can still move all my face muscles! There aren't many who can still do that. Age is underrated. I think what's happening is that directors and the studios want actresses who have natural looks, who haven't had any work done."
"You have two choices. You can have the work done and look weirder, or have nothing done and look older. I think the only way I'll continue to get work is if I don't get anything done. I know some actresses who have had bits of work done and it's so good you can't tell. The problem is that now the high-definition camera can tell, so it's best to leave your face alone."
"Look at Judi Dench. She's beautiful. Talk about her face being her fortune! She never stops working. That's what I want for me."