29 April 2009

Cheryl Hines, star of hit US comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, has declared her support for women who have cosmetic surgery. The Hollywood actress has just premiered Serious Moonlight, her directorial debut, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film stars Meg Ryan and is based on a script by screenwriter Adrienne Shelley, who was murdered in 2006.Ryan plays the central character, Louise, who takes drastic action when her husband decides to leave her for a younger woman. In the past, Ryan has been the subject of much cosmetic surgery speculation. Some cosmetic surgery experts have conjectured that she may have received dermal fillers to plump up her lips. Others have said that the renewed fullness of her face in recent years may be due to cheek implants or fat grafting, while her wrinkle free forehead may have been created with the help of Botox injections. However, when approached by Fox News at the premiere of Serious Moonlight, Ryan brushed off questions on whether she felt pressured to preserve a youthful appearance as a woman in Hollywood. In contrast, director Hines declared her support of cosmetic surgery, stating: "You know what, if it makes you happy, do it. I don't care. Whatever works." Other cosmetic surgery exponents have censured Hollywood stars for denying cosmetic surgery in the past, claiming that it adds an unnecessary aura of mystery to anti-ageing procedures. In 2008, for example, Sharon Osbourne criticised Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman for refusing to admit to Botox injections. Talking on American chat show Chelsea Lately, the X Factor judge echoed Hines' recent comments, saying: "If something bothers you, it doesnt make you happy, then change it. Whats the deal?"