VETERAN actress Meryl Streep has hit out at male stars who have plastic surgery in a bid to retain their youthful looks â€“â€“ insisting they should give up and â€œembrace getting olderâ€.
The 59-year-old claims she has always resisted the temptation to go under the knife, but is worried about the growing number of actors who are looking to surgeons for a helping hand with their appearance.
She says, â€œYouâ€™d be amazed how many men in the industry have gone down that road. I donâ€™t get it. I think you have to embrace getting older and celebrate life.â€
And Streep insists she is actually more secure in her work now that she is no longer considered a Hollywood beauty.
She adds, â€œThe good thing about getting older is that when they do cast you itâ€™s often something interesting â€“â€“ youâ€™re no longer asked to be the beautiful leading lady.
â€œYouâ€™re allowed to do different things. Iâ€™ve had some very interesting parts over the past few years in films that examine all the idiosyncrasies people have.â€ â€“â€“ Celebspy.