Maggie Gyllenhaal's Pixie Cut: Why She Went Short

04/10/2013 at 05:48 PM ET

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With Michelle Williams growing out her super-short hair, someone has to take her spot on Team Pixie — and it looks like that someone is Maggie Gyllenhaal, who debuted a cute crop a few weeks ago.

But though she’s rocking her new do, it was more a result of necessity than desire, she told PEOPLE at the Kate Young for Target launch party.

“I originally cut it … in, like, a bowl cut for a movie,” she said. “But when I got home I was trying to figure out what to do with it, so I asked Serge [Normant] to cut it, and he cut it all off!”

Luckily she likes the new look, but she does confess that she sometimes daydreams about long, luxurious locks.

“I have a fantasy of what it would be like to have mermaid-style long hair, but I wasn’t even close to that when I cut it last time,” she said.


PHOTOS: Vote on more dramatic star hair changes here!

And as for how husband Peter Sarsgaard reacted to her dramatic new look?

“I think the way he feels about me really does not have a lot to do with my hair,” she said, “and I’m really incredibly grateful for that.”

Tell us: Do you like Gyllenhaal’s short cut? Would you rock a similar look?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Michelle Ward

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carlosavs7 on

Reblogged this on carlosavs7.

claire on

maggie is not cute, no matter what..

Juli on

The cut is just prevcious on her……she’s adorable and I love her comment about her husband.

laurie on

she has the best cheek bones ever! she’s cute as a button in her short hair

Laura on

I love her short hair. I’ve been wearing my hair short for better than 25 years. Long hair is a bore.

Robin on

Ditto that Laurie and Juli! She looks great! Not many women can pull off that short pixie cut, but she nails it!

Heather on

She’s a great actress. I know she can’t help it, but her lopsided nostrils annoy me. They look normal in this pic.

Guest on

@Heather…..really?! Her nostrils annoy you? Your judgemental attitude annoys me!

daniela on

I watched in a tv interview. She is so pretty, much prettier then her photos. I really liked her also.

DaisyMoon on

So I guess I’m the only one that thinks this cut really ages her…

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