Courteney Cox, who played Monica Geller for 10 years in the comedy series Friends, has said she is reconciled to looking older and regrets some procedures she had in the past to keep the wrinkles at bay.
Cox, 52, who spoke some years ago about using Botox and laser treatments to prolong her youthful looks, said she was now more relaxed.
"Sometimes you look at a picture of yourself and go, ’Oh, God. I look horrible.’ In that case, I have done things that I regret because it’s not my best look. So, now I have a new motto： Just let it be," she said.
Cox is not the only star to speak out about the pressure women feel in Hollywood to maintain their looks. Jennifer Aniston, 47, who plays Rachel in the long-running sitcom, once wrote that she was sick of the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily in celebrity and other media.
reconcile：動詞，使安於；使甘心於。例句：She was so strong that she never reconciled herself to fate. （她很堅強，從不屈服於命運。）
keep…at bay：動詞片語，牽制；控制住。例句：Regular exercise is the best policy to keep illness at bay. （規律運動是不讓疾病上身的不二法門。）
prolong：動詞，延長。例句：The centenarian said her secret to prolonging life was always staying cheerful. （這名百歲人瑞說，長壽的秘訣就是保持好心情。）