At what age did you first dye your hair?
“During my freshman year of high school, I was 14.”
“As a fair skinned blonde, I disappeared into the background. I’ve always been a loner, so I suppose dying my hair red was a way to say, “I’m here, I exist, I’m a human being and you can’t just push me aside.” I’m also a fan of old movies, and was very into Rita Hayworth at the time. I always fancied someone might call me “red”, like Katherine Hepburn.”
You’re a major actress now—why aren’t you going to a fancy salon to get your color professionally done?
“That’s very flattering of you to say. I’ve never been a much of a glamour girl. If it’s working and looks natural out of a $9 box — then why spend the money? Also being blond I don’t have to bleach my hair, which you should definitely go to a professional for. My coloring process is very simple comparatively.”
Do you ever see yourself going back to your natural blond?
“I have for roles. And I’ve been every other shade, too, for different projects. I don’t see myself going back to blonde outside of work though. I really like the red.”
And for those who will no doubt want to try this $9 drugstore secret, are you willing to share which product and shade you swear by?
“Of course! I use L’Oreal Paris Excellence Crème in Reddish Blond (8RB).”