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Eva Green Gets Controversial Over Shoewear: 'High Heels Feel Really Anti-Feminist To Me'

Casino Royale star, 39-year-old Eva Green, recently opened up about being a woman, the pressures we face by society on a regular basis to look a certain way, and why she chooses to embrace her natural beauty instead.

She also gave a hot take on footwear, stating that she believes wearing high heels "feels really anti-feminist".

You may recognize French model and actress, Eva Green, from films such as *Casino Royale, The Dreamers, 300, and Dumbo*.

And while the 39-year-old is typically low-key, in a recent interview with Town & Country, she made some rather controversial comments about feminism that have people thinking!

Before we get into this, let's get one thing straight:

Whether you prefer sneakers or heels, jeans or dresses, makeup or no makeup, it doesn't matter.

All women are worthy of respect and equality no matter how they dress or what they look like.


However, Eva seems to believe that wearing high heels is opposite to feminism.

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She began by explaining that cosmetic surgery is something that she isn't interested in, and something that she thinks many women get easily carried away with.

When asked if she would ever consider getting plastic surgery to reverse the look of aging, she said:

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“Oh, no. I saw a woman yesterday who had so much done, she looked like an alien."

Definitely a bold claim to make, considering how much women do get surgery these days.

"I think it’s an addiction," she went on.

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She then doubled-back saying that it's possible she would go under the knife for a small, unassuming procedure. But that would be the extent of it.

“Maybe a tiny thing?," she said.

"But if the surgeon has had work done and looks weird, don’t do it!," she added.

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She then touched on what it has been like to be an aging woman in the film industry, admitting that even though many women feel more secure about themselves in their 30s and 40s, she still doesn't like aging.

“Lots of women say, ‘I found myself, I feel much better than when I was 20,'" she said.

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"But I still want to be desired – not one woman wants to age."

I don't think any person wants to age.

She explained that she has already been turned down for certain acting roles because of her age.

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“I’ve heard already that I’m too old for some roles," she said. "So I don’t want to be a liar, going, ‘Oh, it’s so great.’"

"Those people who say, ‘I like my wrinkles, it’s my inner beauty’ – no!”

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Ironically, that statement itself sounds kind of anti-feminist.

Inner beauty is definitely important. But furthermore, aging doesn't make people any less beautiful!

Love yourself, amirite?!

She revealed that in the past, her mother, actress Marlène Jobert, has urged her to be more glamorous and put more effort into her appearance.

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“My mother would tell you – I should know how to do my hair, to make an effort," she told the magazine.

She admitted that she probably should, but that she values her comfort over style any day.

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To be honest, SAME.

But I don't think there's anything wrong with embracing hair, fashion, and makeup either.

Who doesn't like to get dolled up every once in a while?!

“I ought to wear more colours, to be more of a woman," she said. "But I like comfort too much."

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Then she explained that high heels are simply not for her and that she, in fact, finds them to be very anti-feminist.

“High heels just feel really anti-feminist to me," she said.

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"We’re like birds on stilts," she added.

Ladies, we're not birds, we're people, and if you want to wear high heels because they make you feel confident, then you should.

Shout out to all the women out there who can actually comfortably wear high heels and walk properly in them!

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I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've rolled my ankle trying to walk in stilettos.

What do you think of Eva Green's controversial comment about high heels being "anti-feminist" and comparing women who wear them to "birds on stilts"?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Read the full interview here.