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In her role as Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon was a fashionista and the group's token redhead. But Tuesday morning, Nixon was a guest on Live! with Kelly, and shocked viewers as she showcased her new look.
Nixon will be playing Vivian Bearing, a poetry professor with terminal cancer in a Broadway production of Wit, and proved her commitment to the roll by completely shaving her head for the duration of the play. The Daily Mail reported that Live's host Kelly Ripa broke the tension, and began the interview by asking Nixon, "So, what's new?" and complimenting her on her head shape.
"I thought it was kind of gonna be no muss, no fuss, but I have to shave it every day!" Nixon told Ripa. "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."
Once the shaved head talk was out of the way, Nixon talked about her role in the play. The Huffington post reported that she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and went through radiation, so the play is close to Nixon's heart. "She's really at the top of her profession," Nixon said about her character Bearing. "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."
The play opens January 26 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.