Scandal star Darby Stanchfield dishes on her au natural red hue

May 15, 2015 05:21 PM

What do Amy Adams, Christina Hendricks and Julianne Moore have in common? They’re among the most stunning red heads in Hollywood. And now we’d like to expand that elite list to include
star Darby Stanchfield, who gets extra props for using her hair as a major red carpet accessory.

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The root of her gorgeous hue? The natural red head gets it from her ‘rents. “My dad had [my] color when he was young and my mom is a strawberry blonde. And they both have blue eyes. So it’s the mom and pop special,” Stanchfield told PEOPLE at The Paley Center for Media Scandal season finale panel on Thursday in N.Y.C.

But what makes Stanchfield’s “signature” color really pop? Her willingness to complete her red carpet looks with an array of hairstyles ranging from a dramatic side-sweep to killer accessorized braids.

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So, of course the million dollar question on our minds was: Would she ever switch up her color for a role? “It would have to be pretty special,” she said. “I think redheads are really interesting, complex women. I think I would [dye it] because as an actress it’s fun to be a chameleon but I also totally love my red hair.”

But one thing she’ll never do again is cut it short. “I chopped it off my first year in L.A. and it was like the biggest mistake of my life,” admits the actress.

Would you hate to see Darby ever dye her naturally red hair? Tell us in the comments below.

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