Courteney Cox: My regrets over things I’ve done to keep looking young

Actress Courteney Cox says she regrets succumbing to the pressure to look young in Hollywood. The former Friends star, 52, opened up about her changing appearance while joining adventurer Bear Grylls on a gruelling trip to the Irish moors. “I have done things that I regret, and luckily they’re things that dissolve and go away, so that’s good, because that’s not always been my best look,” she continued in reference to cosmetic procedures she’s had in the past. “Being a woman in this business… getting older is not the easiest thing. But I have learned lessons.”

It’s something you can’t keep up with….Sometimes you find yourself trying and then you look at a picture of yourself and go ‘Oh, God, I look horrible’.

Courteney Cox

In the show, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, the star said that she had seen “pretty mean” comments about the way she looks. The former Cougar Town actress said of looking young: “There’s a pressure to maintain that, not just because of fame.” However, Cox, who is in a relationship with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, 40, said that there are aspects of getting older that she loved. She said: “Just watching my daughter (Coco Arquette, 12) go through, you know, the game of life…I see so much of myself in her, and I’m glad that I’ve been through it, and learned enough now to actually help her go through things that are hard.”