She told the New York Times, "We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species," she said. "There's no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It's not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. Everybody dyes their hair. Everybody is concerned about a smooth face."
McDormand does not see old age as a negative part of life. She says, "Looking old should be a boast about experiences accrued and insights acquired, a triumphant signal that you are someone who, beneath that white hair, has a card catalog of valuable information."
As for plastic surgery on herself, she makes it clear that "I have not mutated myself in any way."
In fact her husband Joel Coen has to stop her from "saying something to people--to friends who've had work." She says, "I'm so fully of fear and rage about what they've done."