Kim Novak Talks Post-Oscars Depression

Posted Friday April 18, 2014 11:20 AM GMT

She had the honor of presenting a trophy at the Oscars with Matthew McConaughey back in March, however nothing could’ve prepared Kim Novak for the nasty Twitter fallout that would follow.

The 81-year-old actress told the Associated Press that all the negative comments about her facial procedures really took a toll on her.

"It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard. For days, I didn't leave the house, and it got to me like it gets to kids and teenagers [who are attacked]."

Novak continued, "I'm not going to deny that I had fat injections in my face. They seemed far less invasive than a face lift. In my opinion, a person has a right to look as good as they can, and I feel better when I look better."

And now Kim is determined to raise awareness of all kinds of bullying. "I was just not prepared for such a negative reaction and it just caught me off guard. I realized that I had to stand up not only for myself but for other people that don't have the courage to do so. I feel like I have a mission."

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