Cynthia Nixon has made a major change to her typically fashionable appearance! The "Sex & The City" star put her vanity on hold to debut her completely shaved head during an appearance on "Live! With Kelly" this week.
The actress, best known for her role as Miranda Hobbs on the award winning HBO show, made the radical change to her appearance for her latest role as Vivian Bearing, a poetry professor battling terminal cancer in the Broadway show "Wit".
"I thought it was kind of gonna be a no muss-no fuss, but I have to shave it every day!" Nixon said of the big change. "It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you don't want to go go on with that. I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it; I don't thing I'm gonna keep it forever."
The role is one that is near and dear to Nixon's heart after she personally battled with breast cancer in 2008.
With her decision to shave her head to provide more credibility to her role as a cancer patient, Cynthia joins the ranks of celebrities who have undergone radical changes to their appearances for the sake of their art. Here are a few of the celebrities who have transformed themselves for a role:
Johnny Depp: From Willy Wonka to Captain Jack Sparrow, the actor is a chameleon when it comes to the roles he takes on. The choices he makes when it comes to his characters' appearance tend to come courtesy of a makeup chair rather than the more permanent options like packing on the extra pounds or changing his own natural hair.
Brad Pitt: The actor put his own vanity on hold to perform the reverse aging title role in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Throughout the film, viewers got to watch the actor age backwards from an experienced man in his 80s to his own current appearance.
Matt Damon: The "We Bought A Zoo" actor has experience in how much a little weight can impact a performance. He famously slimmed down to play a troubled veteran in "Courage Under Fire" and would later pack on more than thirty pounds for his role in "The Informant".
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