At 47, Kathy Griffin swears she will never go under the knife again.
“I’ve been off the junk, as I call it, for five years,” she says in the September issue of Fitness (out August 14). “I’ve had face lift, eye job and all that stuff five years ago.
“What I found, though, was that it didn’t help me one bit,” Griffin says. “It didn’t get me happier or didn’t make me look particularly younger.”
The Emmy-nominated comedienne says she always thought she needed surgery to land work.
“I really thought ageism is so prevalent in Hollywood, especially in standup — it’s such a male dominated zone,” she says. “I thought, ‘Dammit, I got to do everything I can to look my best.’”
She says she later learned aging “is not really going to keep you from what you want.
“For example, if you work in an office, you’re probably going to do the same job if you’re 10 pounds heavier or lighter,” Griffin goes on. “I’m not talking about anorexia or obesity — those are obviously two different animals.
“But I spent 20 years of my life obsessing about 10, 15 pounds, and what I found as a comedian … is that nobody expected me to come out in a bikini anyway,” she says. “I’ve never lost a job because of my weight, and I’ve certainly never gotten a job because of my cosmetic surgery or my weight.”
She says she has come to accept her body over the years.
“I’ll say to my younger friends, ‘C’mon, I have a hot body, right?’ I mean, not a hot body Hollywood-style… but it’s hot for 47.
“So that’s my new thing — I like my body now,” Griffin adds. “For 47, it’s pretty darn good.
She adds, “I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m never going to be Jennifer Aniston.”
Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2008 at 10:10am
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