Antonio Banderas Says 'No' to Plastic Surgery

Princess 19 on 19 Oct 2011 at 9:00am

The latest celebrity to speak out over the subject of plastic surgery is surprisingly a man - Antonio Banderas.  The actor shared his views while discussing his new role of, ironically, a plastic surgeon.

In Banderas' new film, The Skin I Live In, he plays a plastic surgeon who becomes a psychopathic killer to seek revenge of a crime close to home.  His character also attempts to create a synthetic skin that does not burn, an alternative to skin grafting.  His research is fueled from ANOTHER tragedy.  

Phew.  This movie sounds...serious.  

The actor inadvertently answered the question on how he felt about cosmetic work when chatting about a character who unwillingly has his appearance altered surgically.

“If I woke up and looked in the mirror and saw someone else’s face, I would jump out a window,” Antonio told Hollywood and Fine. “That would freak me out beyond my experience."

But, would he voluntarily go under the knife?

“I’d never do it,” he said.

“It has taken me years to accomplish this,” he added, while moving his own facial muscles.

“Human beings have to work with what we are. Our experience is reflected in our face."

Whoa.  That REALLY contradicts all the rumors regarding his lovely wife Melanie Griffith's supposed facelift. 

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith

But, he went on:

“For other people who feel different, I make no judgment. Hollywood – and society – put a lot of pressure on people to be more beautiful, to be younger all the time, which is totally against nature," he added. 

"Beauty, of course, is subjective for everybody. But I like the fact that I have gray hair now. It gives me some kind of degree, I think. Age is good. I take it like a man.”

The film is in theaters now, but take note, it's all in Spanish.

Photo Credit:  Flickr by Rui Mendes and By david_shankbone