Laura Dern was told not to have any surgery on her face by Steven Spielberg.

Laura Dern

Laura Dern

The 50-year-old actress starred in Spielberg's iconic movie 'Jurassic Park' when she was just 23 and while shooting the dino-flick, Laura was given some advice by the filmmaker just before a close up.

In an interview with Vulture, Laura said: "When I was 23, right before a close-up on 'Jurassic Park', Spielberg said to me, 'People will tell you what you could do to your face years from now. Don't you ever touch your face.'

"He was saying, 'Your face is perfect, it's female, it's emotional.'

"I am determined to be human in my acting, and when you own your power and your womanhood, you grow into your beauty. Your face finds you."

Laura - who has just joined the 'Star Wars' franchise and come off the back of the hit series 'Big Little Lies' - knew she wanted a career in acting and at the age of 13 she introduced herself to an agent.

She was screen-tested for a lead role in Adrian Lyne's 'Foxes' but she lied about her age in order to nab the role - which was subsequently given to Jodie Foster.

Despite having confidence at the young age, the actress admitted she isn't anything like the character's she portrays on the big screen and revealed she worries about "hurting people's feelings".

She said: "I was unbelievably confident.

"But it was the opposite at school. And, you know, I long to be in my home life the way I am on a set. I'm so worried about hurting people's feelings when I'm not working.

"I'm still learning how to be as direct as I am at work."

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