The bald G.I. Jane jokes are probably more popular among the gen z (courtesy to the Oscars, Chris Rock, Will Smith, and the one who shall not be named) than the 1997 movie itself, but even back then, it was a big deal when Demi Moore shaved her head to portray the US lieutenant. Moore’s look was quite a head-turner back then due to its unconventionality. However, she claims that now it would be close to impossible to convince her for changing her hair.
“I don’t have anything to prove”: Demi Moore
The things we do for youth… Well, Moore is clearly in no mood to be as adventurous as she once was, anymore, as far as her hair is concerned. In her own words, she’d have to be really “hard-pressed” to change her hair. As reported by aceshowbiz.com, the actress said,
“I think now that I’m older, I also know, I don’t have anything to prove. So if they really need my hair different, they can give me a wig. It’s also not as clear how it would grow back!”
Monica Geller’s hairstyle muse
Over the years, the Striptease actress has gone through a variety of hairstyles, one of them even made notoriously famous by a Friends reference, where Monica Geller asks Phoebe Buffay to cut her hair exactly like Demi Moore which she mistakes for Dudley Moore and disaster ensues. The point is, having had enough changes in her hair, Moore now wants to do with her hair “as little as possible”, finding it “stressful” to even have her hair touched by other people.
In conversation with People, Moore shared:
“I’ve done everything to my hair. I’ve shaved it. I’ve dyed it. I’ve had a bob. When I’m not working, I try to do as little to it as possible. It’s stressful even having someone touch it. If I don’t have anywhere to go, I don’t put heat on it — I just try to let it do its own thing. And I don’t wash it too often.”
The actress also shared a sneak peek of her hair-care routine which involves “dustings” when it comes to haircuts. She revealed, “I get regular tiny trims. The rest comes from the inside out. You have to eat well, all those things.”
Demi Moore wants to defy stereotypes
Keeping her hair long is also a way to defy stereotypes for Moore. She said,
“I remember hearing someone say that when women get older, they shouldn’t have long hair. And something about that stuck with me. Like who says? It made me feel like, well, if it can grow and it’s not unhealthy, then why shouldn’t we? I’m not comfortable with rules that don’t seem to have any real meaning or justification.