Kate Hudson has shaved her head (and now we want to, too)

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Kate Hudson’s long beachy blonde waves are pretty much iconic by this point, with countless hopeful fans probably wandering into their local salon, shyly flashing a photo of Hudson, and asking if – just maybe – there’s a chance the hairdresser could recreate that exact look on top of their own head.

Spoiler: they usually can’t. Especially if you go in with a chin-length brunette bob (this writer speaks from experience).

So it came as something of a surprise when the How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days actor, just like Cara Delevingne, Millie Bobby Brown and others before her, shaved off her locks.

And, yes, it’s for a new film.

While the name of the project Hudson is working on is still firmly under wraps, it’s said to be a musical directed by none other than musician Sia.

Indeed, it was Sia herself who shared a photograph of Hudson rocking her new buzzcut on Instagram.

“My girl Kate Hudson being a delight on set,” wrote Sia.

Hudson later reposted the photo to her own page, captioning it, “Freedom,” along with the open hands emoji and the haircut emoji. 

“Compliments of [Sia],” she added. “#OurBeautifulDirector.” 

Sia previously discussed her film directorial debut back in 2015 at Venice Days, a sidebar of the international film festival.

She said the film is based on a one-page story she wrote eight years ago. 

“I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie, because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project, because I was a singer,” she said, “and then last year after I made the Chandelier video, I realised that I was pretty good at directing, so I felt a little bit braver.”

Sia went on to reveal that she had worked on the screenplay with the children’s author Dallas Clayton, saying: “For me, the process was I work out the movie: I’ll act it out, I’ll have the dialogue already in my head.

“It’s really the formatting […] I can’t be bothered to learn [screenwriting software] Final Draft. I’m not a technical person. Like, when I sing, I just want to sing the melody and write the lyrics. I don’t want to have to do production, which is very technical. I don’t enjoy that.”

Images: Rex Features


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.