Serena Gordon, actress and former Bond girl has said that in the era of HD television, performers must succumb to the pressures of a profession obsessed with appearances, by getting Botox injections to keep their youthful complexion.
Gordon, 50, claimed that even men were choosing anti-wrinkle treatments, with many of her male colleagues on BBC programme Holby City deciding to undergo the procedure. After an appearance on the show, Serena retired from acting as she found the idea of appearing on screen in her 40’s less than appealing. In an interview with The Telegraph, the actress explained that she thought ‘Why do I put myself through the bizarre experience of standing in front of a camera surrounded by a lot of people and feeling exposed?’
In relation to her appearance, she added ‘unless you’re prepared to do the full Botox thing nowadays, it’s a very harsh world. The higher definition of TV, the less I want to be on it.’ When asked if she would ever get the anti-wrinkle treatment, she admitted she would be ‘frightened of it going wrong, and of getting addicted to it.’ Serena went on to talk about her experience on Holby City, saying ‘I did an episode of Holby City, playing a woman who rushes to see her younger boyfriend after he’s in an accident. People kept saying ‘Are you playing his grandmother?’ Even some of the young boys on Holby had had Botox.’