The Real Reason Reese Witherspoon Cut Bangs

02/03/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Reese Witherspoon Haircut
Pacific Coast News

Nearly 84 percent of StyleWatch readers said they love Reese Witherspoon‘s new bangs, but there’s a somewhat dark reason behind the star’s new hairstyle. During an interview with Graham Norton, airing Saturday night on BBC America, Witherspoon reveals details about her recent car accident — and the scar it left behind.

“I was jogging and I got hit by a car,” she shares. “They said I am very hard-headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo. I don’t remember much about it but miraculously and thank God, I am fine.”

Though she didn’t press charges against the driver, an 85-year-old woman, there were legal repercussions. “They took away her license and gave her a bus pass,” the actress explains.

Moving into lighter territory, Witherspoon — who stars in the upcoming romantic action comedy This Means War — reflects on her stellar 2011, which included her wedding to Jim Toth and a meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “It was really fun,” the actress shares. “[Kate] was lovely and funny and she said some sweet girly things. I think she is handling herself so beautifully.”

–Kate Hogan

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boohoobytch on

slow news day I guess

lol on

Um, Tom…bangs need to be cut first. Then they grow out.

Carol on

I do agree with the other blogger, Reese is ADORABLE and I also really like her but is this really news WORTHY???

kay on

Didn’t bother reading this. This is the second article you ran in reference to her bangs. Really!!!!???

carol on

And yet she still is not attractive.This is a ordinary(plain?)woman that I don’t get the beautiful part.Maybe she’s beautiful on the inside.

Marie on

This girl has so much class!! She is just a gem. I’m glad she is ok and I love that she didn’t press charges and was so nice about it. Love her!!

Emm on

More importantly, why is an 85 year old woman driving????!!!!

Dash on

sure it says “hence the hairdo” or what ever, and that she hit her head. But so? It doesn’t mention any thing at all that the hair is covering a scar, that she had to have some hair cut for stitches on her scalp so she went with bangs, etc., etc., as in this article has a title and it is nothing but a bunch of senseless hot air.

lol on

Are you blind, Dash? Look at the words right before “hence the hairdo.” I’ll wait.

Some real geniuses posting here…

suzy diamond on

WHAT????? This story makes no sense! You mean with all her money she can’t get this scar removed by a plastic surgeon? Oh, C’mon now!

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