But what has changed in the six months between Lisa Kudrow’s two appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson?
Watching the videos (especially not on youtube) the difference is clearer. While there’s no “proof” that Kudrow had Botox at one point or another, the difference in the movement of her face between the two episodes, only six months apart, is striking. I wonder about her use of Botox, and whether it was due to a change of heart, or for a role (there have been a few where Nicole Kidman’s lack of forehead movement have actually helped her seem cold and emotionless, such as in The Stepford Wives).
Relatedly, here’s a clip from an episode of Cougar Town where Kudrow guest stars as a dermatologist who doesn’t use Botox, but administers it to all her patients.
Clearly, this character doesn’t practice what she preaches, but looks good doing it. Kudrow isn’t against cosmetic changes (she discussed getting her nose done with she was 16 in the November 2002 issue of Allure magazine), but her choice to use Botox might have been fleeting, if the brief survey I did of her face tells us anything. She looks awesome just the way she is, so here’s hoping she just leaves it alone. I’d definitely suggest checking out her online series Web Therapy, where she plays therapist Fiona Wallace, with guest star Meryl Streep, both sans Botox: