Actress Amy Brenneman has vowed to stay away from Botox, after it caused her acting abilities to suffer a temporary setback.

The 40-year-old JUDGING AMY star decided to try out the celebrity-favoured wrinkle-erasing injection, but quickly learned it also erased her ability to express emotion in her face.

She says, "It's like, 'Oh my God, my face is paralysed. I can't express these subtle things that are in the script.'

"I did it just once since I've been doing this show, and I hated it. I feel like partly why I'm getting paid money to be an actress is because I can express things on my face. And (getting Botox) suddenly felt very irresponsible."

19/09/2004 21:19