Arrested Development Fans Distracted By Portia Derossi’s New Face
The fourth season of Arrested Development debuted over the weekend and fans that have been waiting nearly 7 years since the last season ended and the show was canceled, are pretty darn excited. One thing that fans seemed to be confused about is that Porti Derossi no longer looks like Portia Derossi! Immediately after the first episode aired we were flooded with emails about Portia’s new look and people want to know what happened to her face. Did she get a facelift? Botox? Nosejob? Something is definitely different and many fans thought that Portia’s character, Lindsay Bluth Fünke, was re-cast using a different actress. Yes, she looks that different!
We actually noticed that Portia had a brand new face back in December, when she appeared with Ellen at the 2012 Emmy’s and we mistook her for Kylie Minogue. Initially we pointed out that she had over-done the Botox and had an eye lift (blepharoplasty), but it looks like Portia’s plastic surgery transformation may have been even more extensive. I think it’s safe to say that the 40-year old actress has at least also had a brow lift, if not an entire facelift.
Now don’t get us wrong, we didn’t expect Portia DeRossi to look the same in season 3 and season 4 of Arrested Development. Realistically, we know that actors are not cryo-frozen between seasons and there was a 7 year hiatus between season 3 and season 4. We don’t blame or judge Portia for getting plastic surgery, but honestly we just think her plastic surgeon did a crappy job. She doesn’t look like a refreshed Portia DeRossi, she hardly looks anything like her pre-plastic surgery self! Some die-hard Portia fans have suggested that maybe her character is supposed to look like she’s had too much plastic surgery, but if that’s true, Portia has been wearing her “I’ve had too much plastic surgery” stage makeup for about a year now…