The Daily Telegraph reports
Portia de Rossi has faced a fan backlash following the long-awaited arrival of new episodes of cult comedy Arrested Development, with devotees complaining the Aussie actress looks unrecognisable and accusing her of having plastic surgery.
A number of US media outlets have cited doctors saying she appears to have had a nose job, sparked by comments of viewers on Twitter.
The former Ally McBeal star told People that it has been seven years since Arrested Development was last on screen, and credited her vegan diet for her youthful appearance.
"As women we're so conditioned to think that beauty and age are very important - that you stay kind of youthful in order to be beautiful," she said.
"I don't think it's fair for people to think that women are just vain because they're worried about getting older. It's actually really linked in with a lot of very primitive stuff for women."