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Cynthia Nixon's Bald Head Requires Daily Shaves

01/24/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Cynthia Nixon Bald

What would Miranda say? Cynthia Nixon recently went bald for her role as a cancer-stricken professor in the new Broadway play Wit, and showcased her newly shorn head on LIVE! with Kelly Tuesday morning.

“I thought it was going to be kind of no-muss, no-fuss, but I have to shave it every day,” Nixon revealed. “It’s got kind of a five o’clock shadow. You don’t want to go out with that.”

When host Kelly Ripa complimented Nixon on the shape of her head, the actress admitted that she wasn’t sure she’d be able to pull the look off at first. “I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like,” she shared. But once the play is over, don’t expect her to keep up with the daily shaves. “I don’t think I’m going to keep it forever,” she added.

Wit tells the story of Vivian Bearing, a poetry professor “at the top of her profession,” Nixon explained. After receiving a cancer diagnosis — which Nixon, a breast cancer survivor, can relate to — Bearing “goes through this really heavy-duty chemo,” Nixon said. “She meets that challenge, but she learns a lot about herself.” The play is in previews, and opens officially on Jan. 26.

–Kate Hogan

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EVE on

Bravo baby!! Cynthia Nixon is so honest and talented and brave. You are awe-spiring. I Love you.

Emily Balf on

She’s astoundingly beautiful with or without hair!

Hannah on

I saw her in ‘Wit’ on Sunday, and she was fantastic.

D on

Brava baby!! Cynthia Nixon is so honest, talented, and brave. You are awe-inspiring. I Love you.

Now then. That’s better.

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Alexey on

Она великолепна!!!))

Diane on

She looks good bald and has the head for it, Ilike it.

Sherri on

Wow.Now that is something I could never do.Kudos to her.But there is nothing I’d voluntarily shave my head for.

arnaux on

With the myriad of misdiagnosis by the medical profession, nearly every woman is either at risk of breast cancer or a breast cancer survivor.
To me it is sad that the acting profession will exploit each and every situation to make money for themselves and their staff.

Mary on

A reminder: Emma Thompson played the lead in the 2001 movie based on the play. This article makes it sound brand new…perhaps on Broadway for the first time?

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