Rene Russo Talks Journalism, Beauty With ET Canada

Rene Russo is selective about movie roles, which explains why the gaps between her projects can be pretty darn significant at times. (She appeared in exactly zero films between 2005 and 2010.) So when the actress turns up on the red carpet, you can be sure the media will be on hand to take notice.

And take notice we shall. Rene’s latest film is Nightcrawler (opens October 31), a dark drama about an unhinged young man (Jake Gyllenhaal) who inserts himself into the cutthroat world of L.A. freelance crime reporting. And while promoting Nightcrawler at TIFF 2014, the eternally-youthful 60-year-old opened up to ET Canada about everything from journalistic ethics to her personal beauty secrets.

First off, is the competitive world of news broadcasting much different than the entertainment industry? Rene doesn’t think so. “I’ve worked in the modelling business forever,”; the actress explained. “I’ve met some women who were definitely desperate women, so no, I don’t think journalism is any different from any other business, frankly. In terms of behaviour, morality, where those moral lines are, they become blurred, and the grey area, I think that’s human nature.”;

With Rene’s former career as a model, ET Canada couldn’t resist asking how she looks so fantastic after decades in the spotlight. And we dare say her answer was surprisingly candid. “There’s a [U.S.] dermatologist, Dr. Lask,”; she confessed, “and I say to all women, he will not pump your face full of crap and make you look odd. He has real lasers that smooth your skin out, and reduce pores. (laughs) But you guys are in Canada, so!”;

Ah, there’s always a catch, isn’t there?

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