As the Scalpel Cuts: Beware Botox
...okay, it may be more like "Beware Excessive Face Lifts," but I prefer alliteration. I thought about not doing this post, because I know that actresses are under tremendous pressure to look young, and I think that's amplified in daytime. So I didn't want to seem like I was attacking one particular actress for reacting poorly to treatment that's despicable. But, not to sound all PSA up in here, if we can keep even one more actress from doing this to her face, it will have been worth it.
This post is basically brought to you by disappointment. You see, last week Monica Quartermaine's husband of nearly three decades, the father of her children, died. She must have been very upset. Devastated, even. But that was difficult to tell, because the woman playing her has lost the ability to move almost all of her face thanks to ill-advised cosmetic surgery. It was so disappointing to see Leslie Charleston, who is actually quite a good actress, be unable to shine when she rightfully should have.
Let's steal a photo from Promising Ingenue's recent post and take a look at how cute Leslie Charleston was:
And then let's take a look at some scenes from last week. I was going to do a multiple-choice matching game for the pics to emotions, but I realized it was un-winnable. So instead, just sadly peruse these images:
I think this one was actually the moment she found out Alan died:
To quote Meg Ryan's character Kate in the ruthlessly-overlooked-for-Best-Picture French Kiss, "Happy? Smile. Sad? Frown. Use the corresponding face for the corresponding emotion!"
Screencaps courtesy of Clarissa.
- Evil But Twinless