Justine Bateman on Aging in Hollywood and the Mistake of Googling Her Own Name (Exclusive)

Justine Bateman is opening up about how a “big mistake” led her to rethink how she views aging and beauty. The actress and director’s new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin, released on Tuesday, and an interview with ET’s Nischelle Turner, she explained how it came to be.

“I made the mistake of Googling my name and autocomplete was, ‘Justine Bateman looks old,'” Bateman revealed. “I’m 55 now, I was about 41 at the time, and that really threw me.”

“Instead of thinking, ‘Oh they’re wrong and I’m right,’ I decided they were right and I was wrong. And that was my fatal misstep, because that really affected me deeply,” she added. “It was a big mistake to do that.”

Bateman was 16 when she found fame on Family Ties, playing Mallory, the sister of Michael J. Fox’s character. Through her decades in Hollywood, Bateman has

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