After debuting a striking new crop this week, Kristen Stewart has now revealed why she dramatically cut off her hair.
The 26-year-old actress was appearing on The Today Show to promote her acclaimed new psychological thriller Personal Shopper and was immediately asked about her bold blonde ‘do.
“I’m doing a movie in a couple of weeks called Underwater and I play a mechanical engineer who is working on an oil rig on the bottom of the ocean floor, so for me it’s practical,” she laughed as she explained that less hair would mean less fuss on set.
“I mean I’m not going to be able to have touch-ups once I put the helmet on so I must shave my head!”
The Twilight star also admitted that she has always wanted to get a buzz cut, and the director of Underwater William Eubank offered her the perfect excuse.
She added that she has always wanted to be able rub her head without the distraction of hair, and it’s given her a brand-new hobby of headbanging.
“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time for novelty’s sake, just because at some point in your life you want to be able to do that,” she said as she rubbed her head.
“It feels amazing – I just want to headbang all day!”
Stewart has so far received rave reviews for her role in Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper in which she plays a stylist and medium in Paris who is trying to communicate with the spirit of her recently deceased twin.
By Naomi Gordon