She has won acclaim for her role in BBC1’s Our Girl.
But viewers of the military drama have also questioned whether lead actress Michelle Keegan has dabbled with Botox – and now they have their answer.
Speaking to The Mirror, the ex-Coronation Street star has flat-out denied the suggestion, saying the proof is in her facial expressions.
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Natural: Michelle Keegan flat-out denies having Botox, saying the proof is in her expressions
‘Everyone says that I’ve changed my face and I’ve had Botox , but you have to be able to move your face when you’re an actress – which I can do,’ she said.
‘So you can see I haven’t had it. I don’t worry about what people say though, what’s the big deal about Botox? I know loads of people who’ve had it, it’s not a big deal.’
She added: ‘I loved that fact that I was stripped back for this role – no make up, my hair was up, it was liberating. People always see me in nice dresses, looking done. I thought it was a really nice opportunity to show them my acting.’
Stripped-back: The actress was deliberately less glam than usual in her gritty role
Blonde ambition: Michelle sporting ash hair for her role in forthcoming drama Tine & Bobby
The comments come juts days after her new was unveiled to six million viewers.
The 28-year-old star blew everyone away with her acting skills and powerful performance in Wednesday night’s debut episode of the war drama, which has been branded ‘gripping’ by hundreds of enthusiastic fans on Twitter.
Viewers praised both her talent and her beauty, with one enthusing, ‘#OurGirl loved loved loved it! And @michkeegan proved she isn’t just a pretty face… Amazing!!’.
Another enthused, ‘#OurGirl was sooooo much better than I thought it would be is there ever gonna be a time @michkeegan doesn’t look beaut?!’
Natural beauty: Michelle says she has so far avoided going under the surgeon’s needle
Expressions: Michelle says her animated face illustrates the fact she’s avoided Botox
Michelle’s role as Corporal Georgie Lane in the new series takes over the lead role from Lacey Turner, who will reprise her character of Molly Dawes but in a minor capacity due to her hectic filming schedule with EastEnders.
Several viewers admitted that while they had been nervous to see Michelle take over the role from talented Lacey, their fears had been unfounded.
One fan wrote,’Why compare @michkeegan & lacey. Different character therefore different actresses..be boring if both the same. #OurGirl’.
Another shared, ‘Loved Lacey Turner in Our Girl was a little apprehensive to watch tonight but @michkeegan did a great job, gripping ending #hooked #OurGirl’.
Loved-up: Michelle and her equally-attractive husband, ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright