Actress Justine Bateman, who played a teenager in the 1980s sitcom “Family Ties,” is being open about ageing.
In an interview with “60 Minutes Australia” that was posted online on March 19, the 57-year-old, who has broadened her career to include directing, writing, and producing, discussed how she came to know that many people online were fascinated by her appearance.
She added that she was around 42 at the time. “I needed to google something to do some research, and it reminded me of something that happened when I was famous, so I put in my name, googled my name, ‘Justine Bateman,’ and an autocomplete popped up that read “looks elderly,” she said.
She continued, “I was like, ‘What?'” I was unable to see what they were referring to when I looked at the photographs they had provided as proof.
Bateman also spoke about her opinions on cosmetic surgery, saying that she is “sad” for those who are “not just enjoying life” but are also preoccupied with their appearance.
She continued by saying that she believed cosmetic procedures “would erase” the power she has accumulated over the years.
She remarked, “I like feeling like I’m a different person now than I was when I was 20. “I prefer seeing that proof when I look in the mirror.”
She doesn’t care what other people think of the way she looks, according to Bateman.
I think I look pretty rad,” she added. “I feel like my face best captures who I am. Since I enjoy it, that essentially marks the conclusion of the journey.
The television series “Desperate Housewives,” “Satisfaction,” “Arrested Development,” “Psych,” and “Californication” all featured Bateman in acting roles.