French actress and 'Mission: Impossible' star Emmanuelle Béart, 48, is speaking out against unnecessary plastic surgery, after she received a "botched job" on her mouth 20 years ago.
Speaking of her “trout pout,” Béart told Le Monde: "It is a grave act in which you don't necessarily foresee all the consequences. And it's an act that touches the soul."
Béart gained international fame after starring with Tom Cruise in 1996's 'Mission: Impossible,' but had been a star in her home country 10 years earlier from the film 'Manon des Sources.' In May 2003, Béart appeared nude on the cover of French Elle, which remains the fashion magazine's best-selling issue.
According to The Daily Mail, Béart expressed regrets and warnings: "Obviously, if I had liked my mouth I wouldn’t have had it re-done. If a man or woman has something redone it is because he or she can no longer live with that part of their body, it is no longer bearable. Either they get help and find the strength to fight [the need to have plastic surgery] or they proceed with the act."
"It is a grave act in which you don’t necessarily foresee all the consequences. Just the idea of an injection these days devastates me. So I don’t know how I will get through these stages [of middle and old age)."
Béart blames the film industry for pressuring women to stay beautiful: "Either they get help and find the strength to fight [surgery], or they proceed with the act. Just the idea of an injection these days devastates me. So I don't know how I will get through these stages of aging."
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