During her prime in the 1990s with movies like “You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks and “When a Man Loves a Woman” with Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan was considered a beautiful, quirky, girl next door.
Throughout her career as she aged, Meg Ryan continuously denied allegations that she had or ever planned to get plastic surgery to retain her youth.
But during her presentation at the Tony Awards on Sunday, no one recognized the once popular movie star. Instead, her new face shocked the crowd who could not believe it was their long-lost girl next door.
Adamantly dismissing the talk of “enhancing” her face, on Sunday Meg Ryan stepped on stage to reveal a different look after apparently taking a visit to the Fountain of Youth in Beverly Hills.
As Ryan stood on stage and smiled, many critics were abashed by her lips. Some of the harshest ones compared her smile to that of the Batman villain the Joker.
Instead of applauding her plastic surgery, fans admitted they found her appearance interesting. Her face and smile quickly started trending on Twitter as the Tony Awards continued throughout the night.
Fans wrote on Twitter with various comments including:
“Who besides me let out an audible gasp in horror when they saw Meg Ryan on the Tony Awards?” Ken Levine wrote on Twitter.
“Meg Ryan and Madonna have the same plastic surgeon,” Champagne Fodue shared.
Although her appearance may appear otherwise, the actress continues to remain silent when it comes to her stance on plastic surgery.
In the past, Ryan has expressed frustration at the constant speculation of plastic surgery. She claims to be a fan of the aging process despite her appearance at the 70th Annual Tony Awards this weekend.
Just last year, she said the following to Porter Magazine:
“We get stuck in these conversations about looks and hair color and our roots. It’s interesting and funny for five minutes. But it’s not that interesting.”
In fact, her words have always expressed self-love and appreciation.
“I love my age. I love my life right now. I love the person I’ve become, the one I’ve evolved into. In my life I’ve been scrappy as hell, but I feel easy with things now. I think that comes with age.”