Amanda Peet: ‘I’m being pushed out by stars like Alicia Vikander’

Amanda Peet fears she is losing out on roles to younger actresses because she is scared to have cosmetic surgery.
In an essay titled Never Crossing The Botox Rubicon for Lena Dunham’s LENNY newsletter, the actress explains that while she cares about her looks, she is too scared to cross the line into Botox and fillers.
Amanda, whose show Togetherness was recently cancelled, fears her advancing years are making it harder for her to gain employment as an actress.
She claims she was recently told that she was ineligible for a movie because she wasn’t “current” enough, and the consequence of ageing gracefully is being pushed out of roles by actresses like Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander, 27.
“I’m constantly pushed out by younger talent, like Alicia Vikander. You might think, Wait, she’s 27 and a gorgeous movie star, and you’re 44 and a low-tier, TV-mom-type; you’re not in the same ballpark. But she is squeezing me out. She’s in the hot center and I’m on the remote perimeter,” she mused.
The mother of three who is married to Game of Thrones co-creator and showrunner David Benioff, shared she is extremely conscious of her looks and has tried everything bar surgery to stay youthful.
“It’s painfully obvious, but I’m still ashamed to admit this: I care about my looks. How else can I explain my trainer, stylist, and Barney’s card? I’ve bleached my teeth, dyed my hair, peeled and lasered my face, and tried a slew of age-defying creams,” she writes for LENNY.
“More than once, I’ve asked the director of photography on a show to soften my laugh lines. Nothing about this suggests I’m aging gracefully.” But for Amanda, 44, adding Botox and fillers is a scary prospect.
“I want to look younger (and better), trust me. The only reason I don’t do it is because I’m scared,” she said.
The Whole Nine Yards actress also warned her fate as an ageing star awaits the young starlets on the rise, and perhaps everyone should learn to accept the ageing process.”
“Botox or no Botox, we shouldn’t feel bitter, because we’re ALL going to look like s**t. Every last one of us. Even Alicia Vikander,” she vented.