Okay, brace yourself. This may come as a bit of a shock *ahem*
Hollywood is lying to you.
We all know Los Angeles-dwelling super stars like to fiddle with their faces and figures. Plastic surgery, botox, diet pills, raw-vegan-no-carbs-all-of-the-carbs-gluten-free-protein-lemon-detox diets. But this. This may just be the final straw.
You see, it turns out that the best kept Hollywood beauty secret involves NONE of the above.
Could one of these good looking movie-stars be fooling you with this beauty trick?
It’s called “beauty work” and it’s a digital editing procedure that means those faces we see on our TVs and the silver screen actually look a whole lot better than their real life owners. That is: highly expensive frame by frame alteration of images. And when you think about the fact that one second of screen time means 25 pictures that need to be altered? This is one hell of a lie.
Nothing you see is real – even when it’s moving, everything is a lie, nobody looks like anyone, Jennifer Lawrence may actually just be a digitally altered unicorn. There’s no scalpels or painful injections, just a handful of skilful artists using highly specialised software to slim, de-age and enhance actors’ faces and bodies – something akin to the moving picture equivalent of photoshopping.
I’ll level with you here, I’m not actually THAT surprised. Whether it’s Beyonce’s thighs or Kim K’s booty, the world we live in is saturated with altered images of unattainable beauty ideals. But every frame? In every movie? C’mon Hollywood.