Kristen Stewart Dyes Her Hair to Play Bella in 'Breaking Dawn'

10/19/2010 at 09:40 AM ET


After dyeing her hair strawberry blonde this summer for her role in On The Road, Kristen Stewart has gone to the dark side, returning to a brown hair color. “I was blonde a little while ago,” Stewart told PEOPLE on the red carpet at the Cinema Society and Everlon screening of her film Welcome to the Rileys on Monday. “So now I’m dark again for Twilight,” she said, adding, “I feel much more myself with darker hair.” Director Jake Scott, who directed Stewart in Welcome to the Rileys, said he kept Stewart’s chestnut color for the movie. “She came from Twilight onto our film within the space of two weeks. I liked it, and we kept it. But we let it grow horrible and shaggy and let the split ends come out.” But as Stewart prepares for Bella’s Vampire incarnation in Twilight, she’s had to give up some unhealthy habits she picked up on the set of Welcome to the Rileys. “She ate badly, smoked tons of cigarettes, stayed up late,” Scott said. “She embraced the habitual nature of the character.” So Stewart is currently testing a lighter diet. “Well, it’s kind of embarrassing,” she told PEOPLE. “But I’m playing a vampire soon. I eat disgustingly normally. And so, right now, I’m trying to not put so much butter in my food and stuff like that.” And is the diet working? “Yeah, yeah,” she answered “I feel better . . . I guess so.” Tell us: What do you think of Kristen’s new hair color? –Jeffrey Slonim

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Meredith on

Personally, I don’t think she’s a very good actress and she’s certainly not attractive. Although she does look better with the darker hair. Just not the black hair she had for The Runaways film.

Diana on

She and half of Hollywood smoke way to much it’s called the Hollywood diet.
She’s very pretty but her diet and smoking is going to age her quickly… shame too b/c I like her.

Tiff on

she looks best as a brunette…it suits her

tina on

she’s so articulate. yeah, i guess, um, i think so…

boy, would i love to be her friend.

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Lena on

She’s so much prettier when she SMILES!!!! I like the darker hair on her.

WWP on

God, could she look more bored and sour? really, maybe put this chick on some anti-depressants so she can deal with the horror of being beautiful, famous and rich and the agony of having to show up at a publicy thing once in a while and be, like, pleasant.

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Anna on

I like better the dark look! Not strawberry blode like Tanya please! Is the dark colour her natural colour? Because some say tha it is and some say that the blonde is her natural colour..


My husband said Kristen looked “hot” today on Regis show. Both of us have seen all the movies, and I personally have read all 4 books. Good stuff!

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