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There’s a moment in A Good Person where Florence Pugh‘s character chops her hair off – and it was 100% real.
The 27-year-old actress opened up about the pivotal moment in her new flick, which is currently in theaters now.
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The moment comes after Allison finds herself in a bathroom and in immense grief, takes scissors to her long hair, cutting it shorter and shorter and shorter, before a pixie style is end results.
“I thought we were going to get a custom-made wig,” Robert Lugo, head of the movie’s hair department, shared with PopSugar about the scene, admitting that the real hair chop was not plan A.
Florence then told USA Today that the scene came from a place of authenticity: “For me, whenever I was particularly low as a teenager, I would do lots of quick fixes. I would buy things like nail kits or scissors and go onto YouTube and find out how to do it.”
“I was just looking in any direction but the thing that was making me sad,” she added.
Robert added that Florence did have practice on a few wigs ebfore taking the scissors to her real mane.
He says that she “wasn’t nervous…It was supposed to be a f***ed-up haircut, so I thought, the more messed up, the better.”
A Good Person, directed by Zach Braff, centers on Allison, whose world crumbles in the blink of an eye when she survives an unimaginable tragedy, emerging from recovery with an opioid addiction and unresolved grief.