Nope to all of the above. She simply left her house looking different.
Cue plastic surgery speculation. Cue makeup mavens. Cue who the hell cares. We do, apparently, otherwise none of those clicks would have happened. Thurman would have simply been photographed at an event like any other film event. But sadly, that's not how it went down.
(And right now I'd like to imagine Uma and Rene Zellweger huddled together over a cup of chai, commiserating over having their faces dissected by persons who should know better.)
"There's this youth culture that is really, really powerful and really, really strong, but what it does is it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting—women, especially—when they reach my age. We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hair style. I just find that so shallow."
If Hollywood has an obsession with youth and beauty, then we are to blame because as media gluttons, we eat it up. We feed the beast.
And ads like the one featuring Helen Mirren do little to help the cause. Don't get me wrong, Mirren looks fantastic. Yet in the L'Oreal commercial she's acting all cougar-like, donning a leather jacket and eyeing up a very young man. This approach to ageing is antithetical to Lennox's message.
Why the desperate need to rally against ageing? Why the tireless fight against wrinkles, greys, and age spots?