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Justine Bateman Defends Decision To Age Naturally After Criticism From Looks-Obsessed Trolls

The former 'Family Ties' star opened up to '60 Minutes Australia' about her refusal to do fillers or plastic surgery to remain youthful-looking.

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'60 Minutes Australia'

Justine Bateman "feels sad" for people who put more time and energy into trying to defy the natural process of aging instead of enjoying life.

In fact, the Family Ties star said she likes seeing the "evidence" that she has lived.

The actor turned author and director spoke with 60 Minutes Australiaabout the criticism she has received about aging naturally, claiming she really didn't notice until she was Googling information while writing her first book Fame: The Hijacking of Reality. The 57-year-old shared when she typed her name, autocomplete inserted the phrase "looks old," displaying the phrase, "Justine Bateman looks old."

But Bateman is unbothered.

"I just don't give a sh*t."
"I think I look rad. I think my face represents who I am."
"I like it."

She said that sure, she could have work done, but it would mean essentially erasing her journey and identity.

"I feel like I would erase, not only all my authority that I have now, but also, I like feeling that I am a different person now than I was when I was 20."
"I like looking in the mirror and seeing that evidence."

Viewers of the interview celebrated Bateman's stance on her natural beauty and aging and thanked her for sharing her message on the topic.











Bateman also said she feels "sad" for those losing out on life because they are too consumed with their looks.

"I feel sad for them. I feel sad that they are not just enjoying life."
"I feel sad that they are distracted from the things that they are meant to do in life... with this consuming idea that they've got to fix heir face before anything else can happen."

You can watch the full 60 Minutes Australia segment below.

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