Earlier this week, Uma Thurman's new face made headlines after the Kill Bill actress attended a red carpet event looking markedly different from how we remembered her.
It's not as though Thurman was being unfairly criticized for aging. The photo on the right was taken less than a year ago, so the dramatic change in Uma's appearance was widely believed to be the result of plastic surgery, or at least some over-ambitious Botox treatments.
Thurman's makeup artist responded to the criticism yesterday with a whole bunch of esoteric cosmetician jargon that did absolutely nothing to clear up the issue.
Today, Thurman spoke out on the controversy herself:
"I guess nobody liked my makeup," Thurman tells Today's Savannah Guthrie in the clip above. "I've been doing this for years and years and years. People say nice things and they say mean things...You take the good with the bad."
Uma looks like her old self in the video, so we're inclined to believe her makeup explanation.
Hopefully, it's a lesson learned, and she won't go quite as heavy on the cosmetics in the future.
After all, this is a woman who looked gorgeous spattered in blood and rocking a yellow jumpsuit. She doesn't need a makeup artist with some new tricks up his sleeve in order to stand out.