SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileAfter a week of staring at nothing but images of Michael Jackson’s ever morphing visage, it’s refreshing to finally come across an item about a celebrity who believes in keeping it natural.In an upcoming interview for the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Academy Award winning actress Rachel Weisz reportedly speaks out against Botox, stating: “It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen.”And if that isn’t impressive enough, Weisz proceeds to offer up the most lucid argument I’ve heard yet about why the anti wrinkle injections are a real liability for performers, explaining: “Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”Coincidentally, Weisz’s remarks are making the rounds just a few weeks after the still stunning 51 year old actress Michelle Pfeiffer offered up her own very funny comments about plastic surgery while promoting her latest film, Cheri.I, for one, am hoping more actors follow suit and start allowing themselves to age gracefully, but given that the movie business thrives on appearances (and insecurity about appearances), I’m not holding my breath.What say you, readers? Would you be in favour of seeing movies that feature actors with frown lines, wrinkles and, dare I say it, foreheads that actually move?Posted: 2009/07/09 at 12:05 AMJamie Lee Curtis was brave enough to really bare it all and I certainly applaud her and all those that follow suit.Posted: 2009/07/09 at 1:16 PMI think Rachel’s opinion on the topic is brave and I applaud her. Most women in the business that use botox only think they need it. I’m not sure whether it’s submission to insecurity over getting older or pressure in Hollywood but they are usually very beautiful women that don’t need altering.I think to age gracefully is much more realistic and adds to the character in the films.
The drums morph into an indie rock, honky tonk stomp as Cadence Weapon repeats the phrase: “I don’t want to play the new songs.”I could go on, but with since there’s a fantastic website with each short film in full, you can check it out for yourself. With so many artists and so much ground to cover, some repetition does sneak in. But all in all, it’s an inspiring new way of looking at Canada’s original sacred spaces.RATING: Four snow peaked mountains out of five.Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site as seen from the air in director Scott Smith’s short film Looking Around Without Blinking.