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Julia Roberts says it's a 'big risk' for her career to not have plastic surgery

Julia Roberts arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy

Julia Roberts arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. Credit: AP / Evan Agostini

Academy Award-winner Julia Roberts says her choice not to have a face-lift may affect her career.

"By Hollywood standards, I guess I've already taken a big risk in not having had a face-lift," Roberts, who turned 47 Tuesday, told You, the Sunday supplement of the UK newspaper The Mail over the weekend. "But I've told Lancôme" -- for whose perfume La Vie Est Belle she is a brand ambassador -- "that I want to be an aging model -- so they have to keep me for at least five more years until I'm over 50."

Roberts, whose role as a beleaguered grown daughter in last year's "August: Osage County" earned her a fourth Academy Award nomination, said she attributes her youthful look not to cosmetic surgery but to a philosophy of "non-grasping, non-hoarding, cleaning out your closet, dusting out your mind and letting go of the things that weigh you down mentally and emotionally."

And she added: "There's a lightness to my life now -- an airy quality of not taking things too seriously. That's happiness."

Her words echoed those of fellow Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger, 45, whose new appearance at an awards ceremony on Oct. 20 sparked widespread speculation of plastic surgery.

"I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself," Zellweger said last week in response to commentary that spread from the Internet to TV talk shows. "Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I'm happy."

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