Cynthia Nixon (aka Miranda Hobbes from ‘Sex & The City‘), has shaved her hair off for an acting role. Her latest project is about a cancer patient in a Broadway show called ‘Wit‘, which starts today. The actress, who is famous for her red bob, will play a professor called Vivian Bearing at the ‘Samuel J. Friedman Theatre‘ in New York.
In the publicity shots, she is sporting a very gaunt frame, and is sitting on a hospital bed whilst eating an iced-lolly, and being treated by a nurse.
She was seen for the first time minus her usual hair earlier this week on ‘Live With Kelly.’ She told host Kelly Ripa: “I thought it was kind of gonna be no muss-no fuss, but I have to shave it every day! It’s got kind of a five o’clock shadow, and you don’t want to go on with that. I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it; I don’t think I’m gonna keep it forever.”
Her own brush with cancer in 2006 no doubt influenced her decision to accept the role. She herself discovered she had the early stages of breast cancer during a routine mammogram, and sought treatment for it.