16 July 2012 by

Jessica Chastain Gets A Dramatic Haircut For Eleanor Rigby Role, Following In The Footsteps of Kristen Stewart And Anne Hathaway

Check out Jessica Chastain’s dramatic hair makeover! The actress has chopped her long auburn waves into a chin length bob for her role in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

It’s a brave move, but she mustn’t have had time to worry about the change – the drastic haircut took place between takes. Jessica filmed scenes with both long and short locks on the same day.  So thank goodness the swift trip to the hairdressers left the 35-year-old with a cut that shows off her cheekbones, rather than a hair disaster. Phew!

Jessica isn’t the only actress to go for a drastic hair makeover for a role. Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron have all shaved their heads to get into character, as have Demi Moore and Cate Blanchett. Oh, and who could forget Kristen Stewart's mullet 'do for her role as '80s rocker Joan Jett? And we thought we were brave for getting a fringe!

Unlike Jessica, who seemed unfazed by her major makeover, Anne has said that getting her Les Miserables buzz cut left her in tears, poor lamb. She said: “I’ve now done back-flips out of windows, I’ve jumped off buildings. And cutting my hair reduced me to, like, mental patient-level crying. I was inconsolable.”

Click through our gallery to see more movie stars who’ve gone for the chop for a movie role. We applaud them all for their fearlessness, but do have to ask – why not just wear a wig?

Whose movie makeover do you like the most?


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