Did you catch Sigourney Weaver this week in “Political Animals” on the USA Network? she plays an appointed U.S. Secretary of State after she was defeated in her run for president. She’s reluctant to throw her hat in again. Plus, she has a philandering husband.
So there’s no question the role of Elaine Barrish is based on Hillary Clinton. (Except the “fictional” character demands a divorce.)
Weaver, 62 and just two years younger than Clinton, is something of a rarity among aging actresses in the U.S. She’s spoken out against plastic surgery. And some doctors have said they believe her.
She’s been quoted as saying, “Actors’ faces have to move. It’s a personal choice. It depends on what you want. Yes, we probably want to see perfect people, too, but we also want to see people who look like us.”
Most of the cosmetic doctors who responded to a query from this blog last year said they had no reason to doubt that she’s aged naturally.
“Sigourney Weaver looks very good for 61 years old,” Dermatologist Dr. Vince Afsahi of Tustin and Newport Beach said at the time. “She certainly has good genes and is aging gracefully.”
“her looks are very natural and if she has had any plastic surgery it has been done conservatively,” he said. “Typical areas of cosmetic enhancement appear untouched.”
Dr. John Di Saia of San Clemente and Orange thought she had a nose job at a younger age, and at least one facelift later on. “She benefited by what she had years ago quite a bit,” he said. but “when she came out against plastic surgery in general I thought that was a bit hypocritical.”
But Dr. Val Lambros of Newport Beach and Dr. Michel Persky of Encino disagreed, saying they saw no signs of cosmetic work or a nose job.
Plastic surgery and speculation about it have been hot topics in D.C., too.
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