Actress Helen Mirren debuted her new pink hair at the BAFTA Awards in London. The reason: She’s Helen Hirren.
The 67-year-old star of The Queen rocked the new look at the awards ceremony on Sunday. According to Yahoo! News, the actress just felt like making a change.
“I just thought it would be fun to dye my hair pink I mean, honestly, I was watching America’s Next Top Model and the season where there were the British girls. Well the British girl who won [Sophie Sumner], she had pink hair, and I thought, ‘That looks really pretty.’ So I’m copying her, basically.”
According the Daily Mail, the actress was up for Best Actress for her turn as Alma Reville in director Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock. The film explores the relationship between the iconic filmmaker and his wife during the creation of his classic 1960 thriller Psycho.
However, the actress ultimately lost to 85-year-old Amour star Emmanuelle Riva.
Mirren told the Yorkshire Evening Post that she didn’t know anything about the relationship between Alma and Alfred before filming began.
“It is a love story. And I think that Alma and Hitch were, in their own funny, unglamorous way, a great kind of Romeo and Juliet partnership. They were amazing partners in life and I think they could teach us all something about how to make a successful marriage.”
Helen Mirren just recently wrapped production on Dean Parisot’s Red 2, the sequel to the hit 2010 action flick starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Mary-Louise Parker. The actress will reprise her role as sophisticated assassin Victoria. The follow-up is currently slated to arrive in theaters on August 2.
Mirren can also be found in writer-director David Mamet’s upcoming HBO flick Phil Spector. The actress portrays defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden in the movie.
If you’re curious to see Helen Mirren rocking her pink hair, be sure to swing by the Daily Mail.