Everybody but a few private medical institutions hates cancer and that biggest bastard of them all, kid cancer. It’s a reminder of how fucking cruel life can be to people not old enough to be deserving of any bad shit yet. Nashville actress Clare Bowen cut of her flowing mane of blonde hair down to the Ellen to support kids with cancer who lose all their hair and think they’re no longer beautiful. It’s the kind of dramatic move you make when you’re on a successful TV show and they can’t fire you for fucking up the look of your character, a country singer with tons of long blonde hair. You pull that move during casting and you’re back on ramen noodles and working escort gigs for old men to pay for the next three years of acting classes.
Typically actors transform their real selves to fit their characters, not the other way around. TV producers must be shitting bricks in Burbank wondering when the next trained line reader is going to pull a similar stunt for their personal cause. The Flash wants visible AIDS lesions, Taylor Kinney now fights Chicago fires in drag, Phil Coulson will no longer utilize SHIELD technology that creates e-waste. A zoo without cages is just a jungle. Rattle them keys. You never let actors make decisions.
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