Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Photo: Milla Jovovich on the red carpet (Getty)
Model and actress Milla Jovovich thinks magazine airbrushing has lead to "two strings" of "either obesity or anorexia".
The 37-year-old worries that young girls, especially in the US, believe they have to look immaculate at all times. She doesn't see the problem to such a degree in Europe and likes that females there aren't constantly fearful of their appearance.
Jovovich is adamant Photoshop has made some women have unrealistic ideals.
"I feel like in America you know there are two strings; either obesity or anorexia and I think both of them come from this perception that people in magazines actually look that way," she told neverunderdressed.com.
"So everybody tries to be airbrushed, everybody wears so much make-up to look perfect but just end up looking crazy, you know? I think European women are just much more chilled with it, they kind of don't expect that they should look like a magazine walking down the street, because nobody does."
Check out the before & after photos of the airbrushed celebs...
The star understands models are expected to look like "super goddesses" in magazines, which is why pictures are sometimes doctored. She hopes to spread the message that it is personal flaws which create individuals though.
Jovovich has been modelling since she was 11 and hopes to keep doing so for some time, because she doesn't think the industry has a ceiling age.
"No, not at all," she replied.
"Well, yeah to some degree but I feel there is no ceiling if you are an intelligent person because you're always going to be interesting to people, you know what I mean? Look at L'Oreal, they work with Andie MacDowell. There is no ceiling when you have talent, intelligence, you're passionate, you're still going to get a beauty contract, it doesn't matter how old."
Jovovich has also appeared in movies, such as the Resident Evil franchise.
Having such a public life doesn't make attending major events any easier. Jovovich still worries about messing up on the red carpet and doesn't think that fear will ever leave her.
"It's not one of my favourite things. I mean, I enjoy performing you know, even on my Facebook page I'm in front of a camera. I love to be on stage, I love to act, I love to be creative but you know, the red carpet gives me the willies," she said.
"I know that, you know, they love me and everybody is super sweet but at the same time, I know that they would totally love it if I fell on my butt."