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Eva Green Says Hair Experiments Made Her “Feel More Like Herself”


Eva Green has revealed that during her teenage years, she dyed her hair a blue-black shade as a beauty experiment. The French actress was going through a rebellious phase and was inspired by a friend of her mother’s to try something different with her look. Eva says that although the new hairdo was a shock at first, she ended up really liking her experiment and believes it made her “feel more like herself” afterwards. She explained:

”I wanted to change something. You know, like when you go through your teenage years. I hated school. I was a good student, but I just wanted to breathe in something new. I was in awe of a friend of my mum who had dark hair. She was quite weird, beautiful. I was like: ‘Oh wow, I’ll go to the hairdresser and try that.’ So I went there, I dyed my hair blue-black and came back home. It took me a while to get used to it, and then I actually really liked it. I felt more like myself. It’s weird.”

Eva is currently working on Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars’ and thinks finding the right hairstyle for the role helped her to get into character. She believes it can instantly change your attitude and she believes it’s a very important part of a costume to get right:

”Hair defines your character, your state of mind. At the moment I’m in a Burton film, and it took weeks and weeks to find the right hairdo. It’s kind of a weird character. Her name is Miss Peregrine, so there is a bit of a birdlike hairdo in her. It helps you to create the character when you find the hairdo. It’s also like a costume. [It] helps you tremendously to find the character.”