When Harry Met Sally. Sleepless in Seattle. You've Got Mail.
All fantastic Meg Ryan movies from back in the day before adorable, affable, cute-as-a-button Meg -- my once-upon-a-time Hollywood twin (so people told me) -- decided that she just wasn't adorable enough as she aged.
So she had some "work" done, and now, as all Meg fans know and mourn, she has duck lips.
|When Harry Met Sally|
You were blessed with an awesome, ageless face.
And you chose to poison it. Why?
Another Botox injection gone awry. Hollywood is full of them. But seriously? Meg, darling, what the hell were you thinking? I just thought you had a deeper, healthier sense of self...
Then again, I thought Jessica Lange was friendly and sweet after seeing Tootsie. Until I, as news reporter, actually was on the set of "Country" when it was originally filmed near Waterloo, IA., and realized, "Wow. What a snob!"
But I digress.
Anyway, Meg, I get that an aging Tom Hanks, for example, with a few extra pounds and some gray at his temples, will most likely be in movie demand forever, or at least longer than most any aging actress with slight wrinkling or thinning lips. That's just how Hollywood rolls.
Or, as Jane Fonda once said, "Women are not forgiven for aging. Robert Redford's lines of distinction are my old age wrinkles."
But Botox, Meg? It's poison. Ack.
And I will always love the unforgettable and funny die-hard romantic characters you portrayed in When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail.
Indeed, you gave Sally, Annie and Kathleen (ShopGirl) each a pretty, girl-next-door face. But more important, and more lasting, you played those parts with such heart.
And the heart, my dear Meg, has no wrinkles.