The Real Reason Reese Witherspoon Cut Bangs

02/03/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Reese Witherspoon Haircut
Pacific Coast News

Nearly 84 percent of StyleWatch readers said they love Reese Witherspoon‘s new bangs, but there’s a somewhat dark reason behind the star’s new hairstyle. During an interview with Graham Norton, airing Saturday night on BBC America, Witherspoon reveals details about her recent car accident — and the scar it left behind.

“I was jogging and I got hit by a car,” she shares. “They said I am very hard-headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo. I don’t remember much about it but miraculously and thank God, I am fine.”

Though she didn’t press charges against the driver, an 85-year-old woman, there were legal repercussions. “They took away her license and gave her a bus pass,” the actress explains.

Moving into lighter territory, Witherspoon — who stars in the upcoming romantic action comedy This Means War — reflects on her stellar 2011, which included her wedding to Jim Toth and a meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “It was really fun,” the actress shares. “[Kate] was lovely and funny and she said some sweet girly things. I think she is handling herself so beautifully.”

–Kate Hogan

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Raider on

I was hit by a drunk driver in 88 and the passenger window pretty much made pizza out of the right side of my face. With several surgeries you can hardly see the huge scar unless you are close up. I have learned to live with it and although I love Reese Witherspoon I have a hard time with her decision to give herself bangs to cover up a scar. I have come to realize scars like ours give you character and show you are a fighter. Learn to love your scar Reese, I have.

LA on

I used to think this actress was a kind and normal person.

OH MY GOSH…the ego. Possibly she is a good Mother…but I find her very hard to swallow. The way she kept doing her model poses in her red dress at the awards show…simply turned my stomach. I was embarrassed FOR HER !!!

CJ on

wow. at the time they made it sound like she just had the the car sort of brush off her. sounds like she’a lucky she wasn’t killed. landed on her head!! and she looks cute in any hair style. i really like her. she seems so down to earth and happy.

Aimee on

You’re reading a magazine/site about celebrities…what kind of news and information do you expect to read about?!!?

Just Sayin' on

I seriously get so sick and tired of all of the people who comment on spelling. Wow, this world must have alot of perfect people in it!

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Donna on

The scar can’t look any worse than the parentheses around her mouth.

Gem on

@beth..yes, a “bus” is spelled with one “s.”

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Missy on

Allie, your comment about Voldemort made me crack up! I love Reese.

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