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His wife may call him “Red Alert,” but there’s another nickname Matt Damon might not seem to mind these days: baldy. After debuting a hairless head in Vancouver last month, the actor told reporters this weekend that he’s enjoying his new look.
“It’s for a movie I’m doing,” he said Saturday at the Contagion press junket in Los Angeles, adding that this wasn’t his first time sporting a bald head for a role. “I did shave my head once [before], when I did The Brothers Grimm. I had a wig and it made it easier to get the wig on.”
Though the haircut was required, Damon said he’s not missing his long locks. “I love it. I see why these guys rock it,” he said, referencing costar Laurence Fishburne, director Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Z. Burns, who joined him at the junket — with similar hairstyles.
But the benefits of Damon’s hairlessness go beyond vanity: the look saves time, too! “It’s great in the summertime,” he added. “It’s really easy getting out of the shower.”
–Reporting by Patrick Gomez