Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon has shaved off her trademark red hair for her role in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Wit. The 45-year-old actor plays a cancer stricken poetry professor Vivian Bearing in the play, which opens on January 26 at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre, reported Daily Mail online.
"I thought it was kind of gonna be no muss-no fuss, but I have to shave it every day! It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you don't want to go on with that. I was always
kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it; I don't think I'm gonna keep it forever," Nixon said.
She follows the footsteps of Who's The Boss actor Judith Light, who also shaved her hair for the same role a decade ago.
The role is close to Nixon's heart as she herself discovered she had the early stages of breast cancer during a routine mammogram in 2006. She had a lumpectomy and radiation but no chemotherapy, and continues to take the drug Tamoxifen, which blocks the actions of estrogen and is used to treat and prevent some types of breast cancer.