Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon has once again made the
headlines - this time for revealing her newly-shaved head on U.S.
The 45 year-old star unveiled the dramatic new look on Live With
Kelly, this morning.
The actresses new look is part of her role in the Manhattan
Theatre Club's production of Wit.
The play, which has been popular in fringe theatre productions for
several years and won many awards, represents the last hours of Dr
Vivian Bearing, a university professor dying of ovarian
Nixon plays the production's central character.
Speaking to the show's presenters, Nixon said of her new look: "I
thought it was kind of gonna be no muss-no fuss, but I have to
shave it every day! It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you
don't want to go on with that.
"I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like
it; I don't think I'm gonna keep it forever."
Of her stage character, she added: "She's really at the top of her
profession. She's a professor of 17th century poetry. She's the
best; she knows she's the best.
"She gets a really bad cancer diagnosis and she goes through this
really heavy-duty chemo and she meets that challenge, but she
learns a lot about herself."
Performed as a single act and dealing with terminal illness, Wit
has evaded the main stage for a decade. Now, the move to Broadway
is being heralded a a significant accomplishment for the play's
author, Margaret Edson.