Cate Blanchett Is "Frightened" of Plastic Surgery

Cate Blanchett is part of a vocal minority of Hollywood beauties who aren't interested in plastic surgery. The Australian Oscar winner, 42, reveals that she's not planning to jump on the Botox bandwagon any time soon.

"I'm not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn't do," she tells Fashion ETC. "I just know what works for me. I'd be too frightened about what it means long-term."

Blanchett -- like Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, Emma Thompson and other plastic surgery hold outs -- hasn't been preachy about her decision to not indulge in the common industry practice, but she has explained why it wouldn't be right for her. 

"I haven't done anything, but who knows. Andrew said he'd divorce me if I did anything," she told Vanity Fair in 2008. "When you've had children, your body changes; there's history to it. I like the evolution of that history; I'm fortunate to be with somebody who likes the evolution of that history. I think it's important to not eradicate it."

"Looking at women in their 20s doing this stuff, in the end all you see is the work. It doesn't fill me with admiration; it fills me with pity."

Although Blanchett isn't pro Botox, she is definitely in favor of a good daily skincare regime. The actress, who reprises her role of the elf queen Galadriel in the upcoming Peter Jackson epic The Hobbit, praises the Japanese brand SK-II, for whom she's the spokesmodel.

"I've been using it for a long time," she says, adding that she's quite loyal when it comes to her favorite brands. "If it works, I keep using it. It's about consistency."

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