'It's just me': Annette Bening, 65, refuses to get cosmetic surgery despite hating her wrinkles
'Am I thrilled every time I see my wrinkles? No. But the choice I've made is not to do any of that,' said Annette Bening about aging naturally
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Annette Bening hates her wrinkles, but she won't have cosmetic surgery. The 65-year-old actress declares that she will never have surgery because it is simply not her style.
"Am I thrilled every time I see my wrinkles? No. But the choice I've made is not to do any of that. It's just me. That's my approach," she said to Closer US.
Despite her desire for a large family, the 'American Beauty' star, who is married to Warren Beatty and has four children, confesses that she was devastated when she had to decline the role of Catwoman in 1992's 'Batman Returns' because she was expecting her first child.
The part eventually went to Michelle Pfeiffer who made a lasting impact on moviegoers with her performance.
Annette Bening dreamed of having five children
She said, "When I was little, my dream was to have five (children). The idea of the sound of kids in the house and the chaos of a big family with all of the stuff that comes with that always interested me. When my kids are home and everybody's around and I hear that sound in the house of people talking and laughing...I love that."
She continued, "I would have loved to play Catwoman. But I got pregnant."
The 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' actress, however, has already expressed her desire to produce films for her own generation.
She said, "So much of what we hear in Hollywood is that it's youth-focused. But, hey, we're out here, too, right? We're looking for films that are stimulating, provocative, intelligent and not exploitative in any way," as reported by Aceshowbiz.
Annette Bening's has three siblings herself
Being part of a large family herself as a child possibly triggered Bening's desire to have a similar home life as an adult too. Born in Topeka, Kansas, on May 29, 1958, she was raised in California after her family relocated there when she was a young child. Her sister and two brothers are Jane Bening, Bradley Bening and Byron Bening. She is the youngest of four children.
Bening's first marriage was to James Steven White, a choreographer. They got married on May 26, 1984, but divorced in the early '90s.
She has been married to actor Warren Beatty since March 3, 1992 and they have four children.
Annette Bening continues to wow audiences despite 'ageist' Hollywood
Bening continues to juggle her home life with an active movie career, picking meaningful parts that defy Hollywood's norms for older actresses.
In 2022, she acted in Kenneth Branagh's 'Death on the Nile' and the comedy 'Jerry and Marge Go Large', opposite Bryan Cranston.
Bening also stars in 'Nyad' with Jodie Foster, released on Netflix on November 3, after its September premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.