Portia de Rossi: Diet Keeps My Face Young

'Arrested Development' star credits veganism

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 3, 2013 10:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Since the return of Arrested Development, fans have been wondering one thing: What happened to Portia de Rossi's face? Her character looks so different in the new episodes that speculation ran rampant de Rossi must have had some work done in the intervening years. No official word from the actress, but Australia's News Network points to an April People interview in which de Rossi says the vegan diet she's followed for the past five years has caused her face to look so youthful. Added the 40-year-old, "People do think I look younger than I am because I dress like a teenager."

Need more convincing?

  • An anonymous source tells E!, there's no way the buzz is true. "She's absolutely not had plastic surgery. Her character is clearly wearing a wig, which ended up altering her entire look."
  • One other theory, by way of TV Guide: Maybe it's a subtle joke. "Some fans speculate that the jarring difference may have been intentional, to imply that the vain and self-absorbed Lindsay had a botched plastic surgery between Seasons 3 and 4," writes Liz Raftery.

This undated publicity photo released by Netflix shows David Cross, left, and Portia de Rossi in a scene from the new season of "Arrested Development."   (AP Photo/Netflix, Sam Urdank)
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