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Penélope Cruz With Short Hair: Believe It - But Do You Love it?

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Sure, its just a wig, but when we first saw these photos of Penélope Cruz sporting a super-short chop, panic set in. Her hair is just that major, and we weren’t ready to say goodbye. So what’s the deal with her new look?

Penelope Cruz pixie wig
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Cruz, 40, sported the the cropped cut on the Madrid set of her new movie Ma Ma, in which she plays Magda, a mother forced to overcome some kind of life tragedy. And while her strong features would probably work with any haircut (let’s face it, a face like hers would look great with a shaved head), it’s a complete 180° from her gorgeous long brunette tresses.

For Cruz, the wig helped her really get into character. “Acting interests me a great deal more than playing someone very much like myself,” she told Variety. “The further away she is from me, the more possibilities that offers as an actress. That’s acting: the beauty of risk, facing up to the unknown, placing yourself in the skin of someone you invite into your life for a time, someone who isn’t you.”

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Now that it’s clear her hair is only for a role, we have to know what you think about it. Should she make the short cut a reality or do you hope she keeps her long locks forever? Vote in our poll below and share any additional thoughts in the comments!

–Brittany Talarico