Charlize Theron bravely buzzed off her hair for Mad Max: Fury Road, but she got the stamp of approval from two of the more important men in her life: The director of the film and “the love of her life,” Sean Penn.
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“I think he likes it,” she told reporters at the film’s Hollywood premiere. “It’s not like we spend our entire evenings talking about my buzz, but I think he likes it.”
Theron shaved her head herself in 2012 when filming the post-apocalyptic film, and at the time she said she felt “great” about it. “I had just finished two press tours and my hair was destroyed from heat damage, so I was glad to get rid of it,” she said at the time. “I was also a new mom and just loved the idea of not having to style my hair every morning. The timing was perfect.”
And reflecting on it three years later (with a sexy, grown-out bob by now), Theron doesn’t regret a thing. “I came up with it, so I’m going to have to say I’m okay with it,” she said, laughing. I can’t even imagine doing the film any other way. I could never see this character with a ponytail, and that’s always where we got kind of left off. I was, like, so over the ponytail in these movies.”
Could you ever buzz your hair for a role?
–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Reagan Alexander
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