Jemima Kirke Explains Why a Dramatic Haircut Is the Ultimate Liberation

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.

Source: Vogue

Jemima Kirke Says She Cut Her Hair After a Fight with Now-Estranged Husband: ‘I Was Feeling Self-Destructive’

Just a few days after announcing that she’d be separating from her husband of seven years, Michael Mosberg, Jemima Kirke has revealed that he was the main reason behind her major haircut in late 2015, when she drastically went from hip-length locks to a blunt bob.

“I cut my hair because I felt like my hair was really one of the only things that made me feel pretty,” Kirke explains of the change in an intimate interview with Style Like U. “I felt like my hair was my go-to trick. I really believed for a while that without it I would be boring.”

Kirke continues to explain in the clip that it was also a rough patch in her relationship with Mosberg that led to the chop.

“I was having a terrible moment with my husband in our relationship, and I was extremely hurt by him and extremely angry at him, and so I was feeling self-destructive,” she expresses. “But for whatever reason I didn’t do anything self-destructive really, I just cut my hair.”

A few weeks after their fight, she decided to lose even more length, and this time she let her husband cut it.

“A couple weeks later, I said I wanted to go shorter and he said ‘I’ll do it’ and he cut it and it was really nice,” she shares. “It was kind of romantic. It’s nice to have someone you love cut your hair.”

The star told New York Magazine in 2014 that her long hair was something Mosberg celebrated with his tattoos. “He has lots [of tattoos] that are tributes to me. When he gets any girls tattooed on him, he’s always like, ‘Can you make their butt bigger, and can you make the hair long?’ ”

Source: Glamour

Interview by StyleLikeU – January 17, 2017

Jemima Kirke Discusses The ‘Guilt’ She Felt At Becoming A Young Mother At 25

Women are expected to stay on-script.

In the early 1900s, gaslighting was a common way of forcing women to believe their feelings were invalid.

As recently as the 1950s, women were regularly given electro-shock therapy to combat for women who appeared to be “neurotic” after giving birth.

It wasn’t until celebrities like Brooke Shields and Lisa Rinna began sharing their stories of postpartum depression that it became socially acceptable to have it at all.

But even so, women have long been expected to feel the magical and instant bond with their newborn babies. Despite celebrities who have come forward, you don’t often hear new mothers complaining without adding, “but it’s the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done” at the end of the sentence.

This is why Jemima Kirke’s comments on motherhood are so important.

The “Girls” star sat down with the “What’s underneath?” project by Style Like U and got candid about being a young mother.

The “What’s underneath?” project has featured many powerful women, including CEOs, artists, actresses and musicians, and asks women on camera a series of questions, as they slowly remove their clothing piece by piece.

Kirke is gearing up for the premiere of the final season of “Girls,” airing on February 12. The 31-year-old also recently made headlines for announcing her split from her husband of seven years, Michael Mosberg.

The couple share two children together, Memphis and Rafella, who she gave birth to when she was just 25 years old.

The beginning of the interview breezes over light questions about “Girls” and common misconceptions people have of Kirke.

But it’s not until the interviewer asks about some of her personal insecurities that we see a shift in Kirke’s tone.

“I’m very insecure in my capabilities in parenting.”

She continues, “everyone says they’re not ready to have a baby, but I was not ready to have a baby. I really was not thinking about what I was doing, and I was doing it almost in the same way I’d get a haircut or a tattoo.”

“Everyone was like, oh Jemima’s fine because she’s married now and she’s having a baby.”

Jemima reveals she was fighting a severe inner struggle while she was about to become a mother, yet acknowledged that no one would have guessed it because she was doing everything a woman was “supposed” to be doing.

“The guilt hit me the second she came out of me, that I was her mother. I realized, oh my god, what did I just do? I just released a suffering person.”

Talking about motherhood is the only part of the video Jemima breaks down in. It’s clear the stresses and burdens (yes I’m going to use the word burden), of being a young mother can be complicated for anyone.

Even someone who appears to truly “have it all.”

Source: Elite Daily

Lena Dunham Reveals Jemima Kirke Wanted to Quit ‘Girls’

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.

Source: Popcrush

Behind the Scenes of ‘Inside The Actors Studio’ – 2016

Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke shared some Snapchat video Tuesday from behind the scenes of their visit to Inside The Actors Studio.

The Girls creator and her co-star laughed and pulled faces as they posed for the camera.

Dunham, 30, wore a dog-themed blouse while Kirke, 31, was dressed in a black lace bra.

Kirke, the mother of two, showed off her terrific figure in the underwear.

A longer shot, showing she had on low-slung jeans, revealed the British actress’ taut midriff and revealed her arm ink.

She and Dunham have been friends since childhood after attending the same New York school together.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Dunham revealed that she’s undergone three successive surgeries this year as she continues to deal with ill health.

In her Lenny newsletter Tuesday on November 29, she shared that she ‘spent much of my year in bed.’

‘I was supine, feet up, heating pad on, recovering from three successive pelvic and uterine surgeries that rendered me unable to explore the world beyond my apartment, or maybe just angry and unwilling,’ she wrote.

Her revelation came after she came in for criticism for cancelling a planned book signing because she was too sick to attend.

Source: The Daily Mail

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