Kristen Wiig cut off her hair and it has us wanting to make all kinds of hair/wig jokes but, somehow, poking fun at this funny lady just doesn’t seem right.
But that’s neither hair nor there (sorry, we just had to do one). The 40-year-old actress unveiled her new look last night (January 7) at the Los Angeles premiere of her TV mini-series and Funny or Die pet project The Spoils of Babylon. Kristen, who’s been rocking a darker hue for awhile, looks to have chopped off at least six inches, going from locks flowing past her collarbones to a bob ending just below her ears.
During her seven years as a Saturday Night Live cast member, we’ve seen Kristen don any number of hairstyles. There’s Target Lady’s slicked-back helmet hair, Gilly’s infamous 'fro, and, of course, Dooneese’s forehead bearing, um, we’re actually not really sure what to call it.
Thankfully, Kristen didn’t take a cue from any of her characters when it came to her new style. Since leaving SNL in 2012, Kristen’s been focusing more attention on her burgeoning film career. Most recently, she appeared in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty alongside fellow funny person Ben Stiller.
The miniseries Spoils of Babylon, meanwhile, features Hollywood hitmakers like Tobey Maguire and Kristen’s fellow SNL alum Will Ferrell who, to be fair, only appears in one episode to Kristen’s full six, not that we’re splitting hairs (Last one. Promise).
What do you make of Kristen's new hair? Love it or not so much?