Ashton Kutcher on His Haircut: 'Jesus Wanted His Look Back'

03/14/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Ashton Kutcher HairKevin Parry for PaleyFest

Charlie Sheen wasn’t the only thing cut from the Two and a Half Men set this season: Ashton Kutcher‘s scruff recently got the ax as well.

“Jesus wanted [his look] back so I gave it to him,” Kutcher joked of his clean-shaven face and short hair at a PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles Monday.

In reality, it was the show’s writers — not divine intervention — that were responsible for Kutcher’s new look: his character, Walden Schmidt, was introduced in the CBS series’ ninth season premiere with long locks and a shaggy beard that have since disappeared.

“We wanted to tell a story about being in a relationship and being pressured to change,” show creator Chuck Lorre said of Walden’s budding relationship with Zoey (Sophie Winkleman). “Walden pushed back and said, ‘You can’t change me. This is who I am.’ But once she stopped trying he got a haircut and changed.”

So what does Kutcher think of his new look?

“I actually was enjoying looking homeless,” he joked.

“People just gave him quarters,” added costar Jon Cryer. Tell us: What do you think of Kutcher’s clean-cut look?

–Patrick Gomez

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LE on

He looks so old!

Melissa on

I saw this picture and simply thought “Dr Oz”. My age is showing…

Dana on

He is without doubt the WORST actor. The show sucks. The costars must be embarrased to say their lines and Ashton is an idiot actor with an implausible role to play.

trinspin on

When will this D-Bag shut his pie hole. Asston you are a FAR CRY from Jesus… obviously the people monitoring your mouth failed on this one.. Epic Fail!

Jon on

Eh, it’s ok, but I’ve seen much better!

move on on

so many more important things to think about than Ashton’s hair and scruff; let’s move on. Oh, and Ashton: Jesus loves you!!

Becky on

I think he was hot with the long hair, and please, please get Zoey off the show!!! Walden needs to find a new girlfried. She isn’t even remotely funny, and the show is supposed to be funny! Get rid of her and bring Rose back!

Chanda on

How pretentious of him to think he was”giving anything back to Jesus!!?” Who does he think he is?…Charlie Sheen???

Les on

Could care less about his looks, he’s a damn cheater and that won’t change no matter what he looks like.

Dachsiegrrl on

He looks like Bruce Jenner now. Makes him look older.

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