She’s a self-described ‘late bloomer’ after finding love and success in her 40s.
But it turns out Robin Wright’s youthful glow has a lot to do with getting ‘sprinkles’ of Botox twice a year.
‘You bet. Everybody does it,’ the 47-year-old actress admitted.
‘It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year. I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off.’
The blushing bride-to-be then added: ‘Perhaps it’s not wise to put that in a magazine? But I ain’t hiding anything.’
Robin’s portrayal of a crafty Congressman’s wife Claire Underwood on House of Cards just scored her a Golden Globe.
‘I am still in shock,’ Wright said of her big win for best actress in a drama series.
So how do you achieve the perfect Botox like Robin Wright?
Some people do look at movie stars and they like that frozen look. Some people probably think that having no lines on their face makes them look younger. But look at a baby, when they smile or lift their face, they do have little lines. Even after you do Botox there are some lines that are still etched into the skin.
Actresses need to have some movement. Actresses need to frown. They need to show some expression or they won’t get the parts they want. Some people though, they don’t want to move anything. I personally don’t love that look – they look like mannequins. With Botox you do restrict the face’s movement, but I think you still want some facial movement.
How can you have Botox and not look plastic?
You want to put a small amount of the solution in each area. You want to put small amounts in each muscle group, so it lasts 3 to 4 months. If you put too much in, there are problems. The solution can drift downward, and it gets to muscle groups where you don’t want it to get. That’s how people end up with droopy eyelids. If you put too much in the forehead area, or the muscle where you frown, you’ll get into the muscle, which is where you get droopy eyes. Aim for small amounts over the whole forehead area.
What is recommended in terms of spacing appointments?
It really depends. Botox lasts about 3 months. Most people come in anywhere from 3 to 5 months. It depends on how their muscles are, it also depends on how frozen they want to be.