Image: Twitter/Meshel Laurie.
Not least, the fact that as soon as you claim any religion people will “constantly question” you about it.
When Laurie dropped in to Mamamia HQ for an appearance on the I Don’t Know How She Does It podcast, she explained how a beauty treatment the day before had (almost) resulted in a mini religious crisis.
“I was telling some of the girls [here], ‘Oh God, sorry, my face is a bit sore because I got face threads yesterday’. It’s like this ‘face lift in a lunch hour’ kind of thing, where they put these threads down into your cheeks and then pull them,” the radio and TV presenter explained to Mamamia’s Holly Wainwright.
Never heard of face threads? Neither had we. While the description of the treatment is, well, rather offputting, Laurie insists it’s “great” — but she admits it’s “really painful.” And that’s where the questioning arose.
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“I took photos while I was doing it and one of the girls said to me, ‘Where does that fit with Buddhism?’ And I thought, Oh God, I don’t know!'” the mum of two, who has recently separated from her husband, recalled.
Buddhist teachings follow the principle that suffering, whether that be physical or mental, is an accepted fact of life. So where does willingly subjecting yourself to pain come in…?
Ultimately, Laurie wasn’t too bothered. “I said, ‘I don’t think Buddha would care, really, about the face threads’. It’s all part of the divorce process, I think — whitening my teeth and getting my face threads and all that,” she admitted.