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Messing Won’t Return To Her Roots

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Messing Won’t Return To Her Roots

Published on October 24, 2008 with No Comments

Debra MessingRedheaded actress Debra Messing has refused to return to her natural hair colour – because casting directors ignored her as a brunette.

The former Will + Grace star blended in with the legions of struggling actresses desperate for work in Hollywood before she was cast in her first feature film in 1995.

And she is convinced a botched attempt to dye her hair blonde for the role is what really launched her career.

She said: “My first movie was A Walk in the Clouds with Keanu Reeves and they wanted me to be a 1940s harlot and they said, ‘We want you to be blonde.’ And I said, ‘OK, I’m an Eastern-European Jew – if you make me blonde, I will look like a heroine addict…’ (The colourist) poured this bright Tahitian red colour… I started getting working immediately. I could not get a job as a brunette.”


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