Jim Morrison was once quoted as saying that some of his worst mistakes in life were haircuts. But for many, a good shearing is like a mini-revolution, as our identities are often tangled up in our lengths. Lately, the dramatic celebrity chop has found fans in Emily Ratajkowski, who debuted a beachy faux bob at this year’s Golden Globes, and Selena Gomez, who parted with her down-to-there hair after reentering the media fray. And last year found Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham, and Elle Fanning lopping off length in favor of the freedom and insouciance found in shorter styles.
But there may be more to the phenomenon than simply taking on a new look. Just yesterday, Girls mainstay Jemima Kirke shed some light on her semi-recent chop in an online video in which the artist turned sometimes-actress revealed that a primary motivation for the dismantling of her bohemian blonde cascade of waves was her reliance on it as her main source of beauty (she called her hair her “go-to trick”). Kirke went on to say that she’d believed that without her Rapunzel-like lengths, she would be boring. (Her resulting messy bob, of course, is anything but.) The lesson? Separating self-esteem from a signifier of youth and traditional femininity puts your face, and the character it conveys, front and center—and is one way of freeing yourself from what weighs you down.
HBO’s Girls returns to television for its finale in February, but in a new interview with Glamour, show creator and actress Lena Dunham reveals that one of the show’s titular women, Jemima Kirke (who plays free-spirited Jessa), actually wanted to bid the series farewell back when filming Season 2.
While speaking to the magazine, Kirke shared that the second season of the hit show, which aired in 2013, was “kind of traumatic” for her, E! News reports.
Dunham then reminded the actress that “that was the season where you said I had to get out of your dressing room or you were gonna punch me,” adding, “I think it’s time for us to disclose to the world that, like, three days before season two, Jemima tried to quit.”
“My sense of who I was and what I wanted was really thin,” Kirke admitted, laughing. “I really wasn’t sure what the f— I was doing.”
Meanwhile, Dunham, who recalled traveling in a cab when Kirke called to give her the news, continued, “She was like, ‘I have to tell you something. It’s not a big deal. I don’t want you to freak out. I want to quit the show.’”
Suffice to say, Kirke thankfully stayed on.
Jemima looking cute as usual on set of her new movie on November 8, 2016 and it’s so fun to have a new project to look forward to!
Jemima Kirke was spotted rocking neon pink hair while arriving on the set of her film Untogether on Monday in Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old, who plays Andrea in the drama, stepped out in a white T-shirt and cropped jeans, opting to go bra-less.
The makeup free actress had her bold locks in rollers as she grabbed a coffee with her co-star Jamie Dornan in between takes.
Source: The Daily Mail
There’s yet another reason to get a lob this fall — and her name is Jemima Kirke, star of HBO’s Girls. Kirke just debuted the sleek, shorter chop in an Instagram post by co-star Allison Williams, and the caption, “When cool kids grow up, they just become cooler kids,” demonstrates exactly what we’re all thinking: Her hair is the raddest. Just check out the close-up in this snap by co-star Lena Dunham (that we all wish we were in):
In the show, Kirke plays Jessa, who has consistently rocked long, flowing locks. So the change-up is a major departure for the character — but not for the actress. The cut is just one in a long line of badass moves from Kirke. Earlier this summer, she teamed up with Dunham in an untouched lingerie campaign for The Lonely Girls Project and the last time she cut her hair, she did it totally topless.
Williams was right: We can’t think of anyone cooler.
Source: Refinery 29 (UK)