Emilia Clarke opens up about the pressure to get injectables after being told she ‘needed’ fillers

Emilia Clarke has shared her priceless reaction after a facialist told her she “needed” lip fillers.

In a recent interview with Elle, the Game of Thrones star, 34, discussed her skin essentials while sharing the “worst skincare advice” she has ever received.

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“I once had a facialist who told me I needed fillers and I showed her the door. I was literally just like, ‘get out’,” she recalled. “Her exact words were, ‘Then, you can have your face back.’ At that point, I was 28.”

Clarke added that she has a more healthy approach to skincare, sharing her thoughts on aging in the film industry and how young actors are favoured in comparison to older stars.

“You’ve got this idea of aging, and then you’ve got the idea of what aging makes you look like,” she told the publication. “At 34, I am wiser, more intelligent, I’ve had more experiences, I’ve done all this stuff and I’m proud of that. You can only do that because you are the age you are. Time is the only thing that allows you to do those things. So, if my face is gonna reflect the time that I’ve spent on this earth, I’m down for that.

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“I look to women and actors who are older than me who are f–king beautiful and I think what your skin does as you age is elegant. I can imagine them all saying ‘Ssh, you do not get to talk about this yet,’ but I’ve got lines on my forehead.'”

The Me Before You star also explained how facial fillers can’t be lit, and if she had surgery it would make her face “shiny and strange.” She also said she’s prepared to take a step back from Hollywood if necessary.

“I work in an industry where I’ve got to move my face, and I’ve got to be expressive,” Clarke said. “If my job is telling me that I need to have anything more than possibly a bit of Botox when I’m 45 or whatever, then I’ll stop doing the job.”

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