Andie MacDowell, 63, reveals her managers tried to convince her to kiss gray hair … but she ignored the advice after being inspired by her kids and George Clooney
Andie MacDowell’s team tried to talk her out of kissing her salt and pepper hair.
The 63-year-old actress wowed the red carpet at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival when she revealed her natural hair, but admitted that her managers tried to talk her out of it.
“In my early forties my hair started to grow and every time my kids saw me they kept telling me I looked badass with my gray hair,” Andie said. at Vogue.
Rejection: Andie MacDowell’s team tried to talk her out of kissing his salt and pepper locks
She continued, ‘When I put it up in a bun, all you could see was salt and pepper, which I am, you know, dark and silvery.
“I like to compare myself to George Clooney because why not? I’ve been saying for some time now that it was time for me, personally, to make this transition because I felt it was appropriate for my personality and who I am.
“During the lockdown I had a lot of downtime and became obsessed with Jack Martin, who styled Jane Fonda.”
Stunning: The 63-year-old actress wowed the 2021 Cannes Film Festival red carpet when she revealed her natural hair, but admitted her managers tried to talk her out of it
Family Comments: Andie said during her forties her hair started to grow and every time her kids saw her they kept telling her she looked badass with her gray hair
“I shared these photos with a lot of people saying, ‘Hey, I want to do this. I found a job and very quickly had to decide what to do.
“My managers actually told me, ‘Now is not the time. “And I said,” I think you’re wrong, and I’m going to be more powerful if I kiss where I am right now. It is time because in two years I will be 65. If I don’t do it now, I won’t have the chance to be salt and pepper. “‘
“I always wanted to be salt and pepper! Exclaimed the Four Weddings and One Funeral star.
Take a stand: Andie’s managers told her now was not the time but she said they were wrong
Anxious: Although she is now delighted that she kissed her natural hair, Andie even admitted that she was slightly worried about the reaction.
Although she is now thrilled to have adopted her natural hair, Andie admitted that she was even slightly worried about the reaction.
The Groundhog Day actress explained, “At first I was very careful because I didn’t want anyone to be upset, and I was trying to figure out how I could wear wigs to please people.
“But once I did, it was so clear to me that my instincts were right because I never felt more powerful. I feel more honest. I don’t feel like I’m pretending. I feel like I’m kissing where I am.
Before and After: Throughout her career, Andie was known for her brown locks. Seen in 2019
“I feel really comfortable. And in many ways, I think it’s more striking on my face. I just feel like it suits me.
And Andie thinks her salt and pepper hair makes her look younger.
She said: “The age on my face, for me, just didn’t match. I feel like I look younger because it looks more natural. It’s not like I’m trying to hide something. I think it’s a coup, and that’s what I kept telling my managers. This is exactly what I have to do here.