Why Kristen Stewart Shaved Her Head And Dyed It Blonde

kristen stewart in underwater movie

Kristen Stewart has made a lot of personal and professional changes over the past several years, including coming out and taking on even fewer big budget films. Now, she's chopped off all her hair, and if you are wondering what is behind the drastic change in her appearance, Kristen Stewart recently opened up about why she shaved her head and dyed it blonde. Here's what is behind the look:

I'm doing a movie in a couple of weeks called Underwater, and I play a mechanical engineer that's working on an oil rig on the bottom of the ocean floor, so, for me, it was like, it's practical. I'm not going to be able to have touch-ups once I have the helmet on. I must shave my head.

Most individuals with long hair have shoved their heads into some sort of helmet before, although that's often something like a bike helmet rather than equipment for underwater exploration. Still, the general point is there. No one likes hair swishing around his or her respective necks, and a flip bun or something more practical doesn't work when masses of hair and a helmet are involved.

Speaking on Today, Kristen Stewart also said that she may have shaved her head for Underwater, but it's not as if the movie had to twist her arm to make it happen. In fact, it was her idea, and something she had been wanting to do for a long time.

I wanted to do this for a long time for novel sake. At some point in your life you want to be able to do that [rubbing her head].... It feels amazing. I just want to head bang all day.

There's a lot of freedom that can be found in short hair, and as long as Kristen Stewart is happy with her look, she should go for it and keep it. As someone who can't grow her hair past a certain length there's a part of me that is still in mourning over Kristen Stewart's former long locks, but since those have been gone since like 2014, we should all really be getting used to the change. Besides, many of us probably remember how much Kristen Stewart hated wearing hair extensions when she was filming Twilight, and this look seems to make her a whole lot happier.

You can catch Kristen Stewart's newly buzzed hair in her Today segment which is coming ahead of her movie Personal Shopper, or in Underwater eventually, although the flick is currently in pre-production which means it will be a while before we hear about a release date. To take a look at what movies are set to head to the schedule in 2017, take a look at our new movie releases schedule.

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