Have you ever considered cutting your hair off completely? If you need some inspiration, look no further than playwright and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira.
This week the beauty attended a gala at the Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated in 2004, and showed off a completely shaved head (as in no sign of hair whatsoever). The 39-year-old has been wearing the style for a little while now for her role as Okoye in Marvel’s Black Panther. Gurira was recognized, alongside fellow alumnus Andre Holland (c/o ’06), for her talent and success since leaving New York University as she was awarded the Big Apple Award for Artistic Achievement.
As far as her role in Black Panther, Gurira’s character of Okoye is said to be bald in the comic series, so she cut off her hair to ensure that her appearance mimicked the way those behind the film want the Dora Milaje member to look. The cast, including Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett and star Chadwick Boseman are currently filming in Atlanta. Black Panther is set to make its way into theaters in February 2018.
Gurira has worn an array of hairstyles for her on-screen work, including a head full of faux locs as Michonne on The Walking Dead. When asked about her thoughts on that wig, which appear to be incredibly hot, Gurira told Entertainment Weekly “The Michonne wig transforms me. It makes me her. I put it on, I don’t see me anymore.”
This bald and beautiful look also helps her transform into Okoye, and it doesn’t hurt that she rocks it oh so well.
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