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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beth on

A “buss” pass? Is that a pass to kiss someone?

Really, people? You don’t have a proof reader?

But seriously, I’m glad Reese escaped the accident with only a scar!

Sharon on

I really like Reese Witherspoon, but really, is this really newsworthy and do I or many, many other people really care about her bangs????????????????????? Was there nothing else to report on today or what? Crazy!!

Hannah on

@Sharon If you are looking for “news” I would suggest that your first step might be avoiding a celebrity website. It’s not rocket science.

fanofboardwalkempire on

The bangs look great on Reese!
Hopefully the scar will fade away with time.
Good Job Reese on making the most of your accident!

Allie on

While the “buss” typo is upsetting, I’m more concerned that Voldemort might try to communicate with Reese through her new forehead scar. Sounds like a case of the Harry Potters.

Me on

That is sad. I hope Reese is better now.

Shelby on

I think Reese is so cool! She seems like such a savvy, intelligent woman. She was very fortunate that she wasn’t hurt badly when she as hit by that old lady. But it was very gracious of her not to press charges.

Tom on

Just curious why the article said “cut” her
bangs instead of “grew”, which is what she did…?

Denise on

Really…? She needed to cover a scar? I got a good size cut on my forehead years ago that required stitches, and when they wanted to call a plastic surgeon to look at it, I declined. Tina Fey is still just as attractive, scar or not.

And “buss” pass…? Beautiful.

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