Emilia Clarke has spoken frankly about society’s “ridiculous beauty standards” and why she doesn’t plan to have plastic surgery after suffering two brain bleeds.
The Game Of Thrones star, who underwent brain surgery in 2011 after suffering his first hemorrhage and then again in 2013, spoke about the impact his life-saving surgeries had on his confidence and thoughts about aging during an interview with People.
According to the 34-year-old Clinique beauty ambassador, the procedures initially left her feeling “unsafe” and contributed to insecurities about her appearance. However as she has gotten older, she said that she realized why inner beauty is so much more important.
“After the surgery, because I felt so scared and unsafe, I was putting all of that into how I looked,” she said. “As I got older, I realized that people are more beautiful when they do not think about themselves, nor do they consider their own beauty.”
“The happy moments and being happy is what you will see on your deathbed. You won’t remember the times you took that super cute selfie. “
Clarke’s understanding of what makes one beautiful also means that she is not planning on undergoing plastic surgery to combat the aging process and the actress tells the outlet that she has no intention of getting “serious things” done to her at the face.
According to Clarke, in addition to her acceptance of getting older, the main reasons she doesn’t have plastic surgery are fear of dying and her career.
“The idea of putting my face in someone else’s hands with a knife, no, no, no! Don’t come to me with that. It’s not going to happen, ”he said on the subject of plastic surgery and injectable cosmetics. “Number one is fear and number two, I can’t do my job if I can’t move my face.”
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Although the actress pointed out that she “did not have a carpe diem situation (take advantage of the moment)”, when she had her brain hemorrhages, she revealed that medical emergencies left her “very scared of dying” and considering: “What the hell? What’s wrong with getting old? “
“I didn’t have a carpe diem (seize the moment) situation when I had my brain bleeds. It didn’t happen to me. Ironically, I was very afraid of dying, “explained the Last Christmas star.. “What the hell is aging? What are the two truths of life? Taxes and death. It’s happening. Getting old is a guarantee. I think the women who look the most beautiful are the women who don’t look younger. “
According to Clarke, she also has no problem fighting those who try to convince her otherwise, telling People that she would say to someone who thought she needed, “something to be acceptable to the ridiculous standards of beauty that society has set.” “Letting go.”
“I am not confident in how I look, but I am competent to tell someone who has an opinion about how I look that I am not interested in hearing it,” he added.
This is not the first time that the actress has spoken about the pressures in Hollywood and from her peers to combat the aging process, as she previously told She UK that once a facialist recommended fillers to “have his face back”, when he was only 28 years old.
At the time, Clarke recognized that getting old is more than getting old and the star explained that at 34 she is “wiser, smarter, I’ve had more experiences, I’ve done all these things and I’m proud of that” and that only comes with time.
“You can only do that because you are as old as you are. Time is the only thing that allows you to do those things, ”he said. “So if my face is going to reflect the time I’ve spent on this earth, I’m up for that.”