Stepping out for the premiere of her new TV Miniseries The Slap, there is a good chance that Uma Thurman wishes she could dish out a collective slap to the unrelenting celebrity critics that seem to always find something to pick on.
Thurman became the latest celebrity to have invited the often cruel critiques of stargazers after appearing on the red carpet looking sharp in a basic black outfit, but drawing more attention to her face which did look notably different.
Glamour magazine dubbed her as “looking very un-Uma-like” and mused as to whether her appearance was the result of “a lack of mascara,” “plastic surgery, fillers, a different makeup artist, or just unusual lighting.” The Gloss, also picked up on Thurman calling her “unrecognizable” and telling readers that they’d have to “look twice and zoom in on those famous blue eyes to realize that yes,” it was her. The usually harsh British Tabloid the Daily Mail asked, “What has Uma Thurman done to her face?” and also called attention to her “suspiciously smooth forehead”, “puffy face” and “extremely tight smile.” Not surprisingly, Uma’s appearance even led some outlets to remark that she had “pulled a Renée Zellwegger.”
Watching the celebrity world from the outside, it’s easy to play the critic and call out every celebrity’s perceived mistakes, be it a career move, dating mishap, or the choice to undergo cosmetic surgery. Uma’s not the first woman in Hollywood to be reminded that tough skin is more important than flawless skin, nor will she be the last.
If Uma truly has pulled a Renee Zellwegger, then maybe this is what she’s thinking,
“I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”
That’s what we like to call ‘pulling a Renée.’