Excerpts below Marina Sirtis talks openly about being a ‘sex symbol’ and plastic surgery Marina Sirtis, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s half-Betazoid counselor Troi, was donning futurist body suits long before Jeri Ryan on Star Trek Voyager and Jolene Blalock on Star Trek Enterprise. It doesn’t make sense for actresses to have plastic surgery because there’s no point in looking 40 when you’re 60 because you know what? They’re not gonna hire you – first of all, you look like you’ve been caught in a wind tunnel! I’m going to quote Eileen Atkins here, "If all the actresses look young, who’s gonna play the old parts? One of the reasons I’m so adamant against plastic surgery is because I fell into that trap of being the Hollywood starlet. But as I got older, of course they got softer and they didn’t stay where I wanted them to stay so I went and had my boobs done.
The actress has a very frank and open (and adult) conversation with Kougar Magazine, talking about her career, and aging and being a "cougar". It is the worst thing I ever did; I regretted it from day one, which is maybe why I’m so adamant against everything else now, because I hate ’em.
This summer, Stewart reprises the role of the mutant Xavier once again in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." From the actor's early work as a journalist to his "bodacious man" award, here are 27 things you probably don't know about Patrick Stewart. Stewart was born in Yorkshire, England to Gladys Barrowclough, a weaver and textile worker, and Alfred Stewart, a Regimental Sergeant Major in the British Army. His father was present during the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II, and suffered shell shock -- or post-traumatic stress disorder -- as a result.During this time, he also took a job as a newspaper reporter and obituary writer for the Mirfield & District Reporter. According to his brother, Stewart would audition and rehearse during his work hours.So, in order to disguise where he had truly been, the actor would invent the stories he reported! After about a year, his boss forced him to choose between acting or journalism.Although it was a very good job, Stewart quit and became determined to prove himself as a professional actor.In 1957, at age 17, he enrolled in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he spent two years, learning his craft and losing his Yorkshire accent.As you probably guessed, he quit the newspaper gig. He went on to become a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, and stayed with the troupe until 1982. Stewart made his Broadway debut in a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as Snout.Directed by the legendary Peter Brook, the production later moved to the Royal National Theatre in the early 1980s. Stewart made his TV debut as a fire officer in a 1967 episode of "Coronation Street." Today, the actor is best known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" franchise. Despite appearing in numerous productions and many major television series, Stewart did not become a household name until getting cast as the lead in the "Star Trek" series. Stewart was the original narrator of "The Nightmare Before Christmas," however, director Tim Burton eventually cut most his narration and even changed the voice.Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, on 13 July 1940.His parents were working class, his father Alfred a career soldier, and his mother, Gladys, a mill-worker. His involvement was encouraged when, at age 12, he enrolled in an eighty-day drama course.With most of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast in London at Destination Star Trek this weekend, conversation inevitably turned to their last feature film, 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis.Some interesting things were said by Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and even Jeri Ryan.