We all watched the actress shave off her head, live, in the Netflix film Nappily Ever After. The bald style was lovely, and so was the in-between stage short cut, which you can see here.
“It was intense,” she said of taking clippers to her head. “I had butterflies for the week before because I knew that it was very crucial for Violet’s journey and it was a one-shot deal and there was the added thing of I’m shaving my head. Then there was, what is my head going to look like? So, I purposely decided I wasn’t going to think about what emotions I wanted to play. I wanted to go into it completely as Violet in the scene and just see what came up, and it was really surprising. It was really an emotional rollercoaster, so many emotions that came through. It was terrifying, but like most terrifying things, once you jump, it turns out to be surprisingly great. I actually continued shaving my head for four months after we finished the film because it felt so freeing, so good.”
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Sanaa Lathan attends Fonkoze’s “Hot Night In Haiti” Los Angeles Event on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)