Is Halle Berry Really Going Bald?

04/11/2007 at 04:30 PM ET

She’s one of Hollywood’s great beauties, but for her next role, Halle Berry says she’s going to take it all off — her head. That’s right, the Oscar winner recently told PEOPLE that she’s going to shave off her gorgeous locks for an upcoming role (to play a woman who loses her hair and is forced to see much of how her identity was tied to her looks). “For [Nappily Ever After], I am going to shave my hair, so I’ll have short hair again very soon.” And beautiful female stars breaking out the clippers for their craft is nothing new: Demi Moore did it for G.I. Jane, Natalie Portman shaved for V for Vendetta and Sigourney Weaver went chrome-domed for Aliens 3. We say, if anyone can pull off a shaved head, it’s Halle. Tell us: What do you think of Halle shaving her head? Will it be a good look?

Read more of PEOPLE’s interview with Halle Berry in this week’s issue.

Click here to see more photos, news and a full bio of Halle Berry, and click here to see more on her style in Off the Rack.

Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty

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JimB on

Deb, you are right, to a point. If you read a number of news articles (i.e. People and US) where she has given a “personal” interview she says she is going to “shave her head” in her next movie. She has also made this same statement on a few television programs she has appeared on, too. She even used the word “smooth” a number of time, to.

So, according to her, she is going to “shave her head” not just “cut her hair”. I am sure you know there is a BIG difference between “cutting one’s hair” and “shaving one’s head”.

Jane on

J, you were called a Hallie Hater by me (taking full credit) bc you seriously were hating on her. Simply stating your opinion is fine but to start talking trash about the woman saying there are other blk women out there who are prettier than her and she doesn’t look good in her dress is wrong. If you have a problem with Hallie as a person and her actions then that is your opinion and I respect it. But I don’t respect you when you drag her down to the ground bc of her appearance. We can’t help the looks we get when we are born. Why base who she is as a person off of her looks? It makes everyone who reads your comment feel like you’re jealous of her whether you are or not. It’s not fair. By the way my ignorance is clearly stated in my comments written so respectfully and eloquently. Now I guess I’ll take my ignorance and go.

nhilario on

I think she is going to look gorgeous—she carries herself well in whatever the style of the moment is and I do not think that her being bald is in any way going to interfere. She has (and I hate to use this term) “good hair” so, her hair well grow back quickly. Halle Berry is an all-around beauty.

ES on

When you’re Halle Berry, you don’t have to publicize what’s going on in your life. The paparazzi and gossip columnists scrutinizing your every move do that for you. Although I’d never shave my head for a role, I admire her committment to her craft. But hey, she’s already had a pixie cut, so it’s not like she has to wonder if a short do will look good.

linajeane on

my head is bald. I love it! i bet halle will too! she can make it shiny and she doesnot hav 2 dry it in the morning. That takes 4eva!

nikki b on

I completely disagree wit J. Being a celebrity, all ur business is going to be on front page news. And i think with her going public about her depression, she could save someone’s life. As non-celebs, we see the glitz and glamour, thinkn that their lives are picture-perfect. Not true. They are humans with problems, obstacles and struggles just like the rest of us. So give her a break…have a heart.

Si L. on

all i have to say is that its a part of a celeb job to talk about their next jobs and assingements and its all apart of being a real person to tell whether you feel scared or not bout a certain thing. she was in an intervirew and obviously as any woman would be thinking and not looking forward to cutting her hair. and she will look bomb.!!!

susan on

Halle is gorgeous and she has got every thing in life to be happy about, but the weird thing is that she can’t feel happy she is never content with what she has and she looks sad deep inside. what a shame !

NP on

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HALLE SHAVING HER HEAD? WOULD IT BE A GOOD LOOK FOR HER? Wasn’t this the question. Why do people like to discuss other matters…well, I think that it takes courage for somebody as beautiful as Halle to do that (as when Demi Moore did it), but if it is for a role on a movie, it shows how professional she is. Also there are a lot of wigs out there that they can wear on the mean time.

Eva on

Any idiot can shave their head for money…which is what she is doing,for a movie. Courage would be harnessing her greed and saying thats not me, take me as I am or get another actress.

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