Kate Hudson reveals the inspiration behind her new short bob

By Julie Delahaye

Kate Hudson has revealed why she decided to chop off her locks and join the bob brigade. The 36-year-old actress admits that her glamorous makeover was all part of her preparation for an upcoming role.


Kate Hudson with her new bob do
Kate Hudson has been wowing fans with her shorter hairstyles

"In May I start shooting the Richard Pryor project. I'm supposed to have short hair and I wanted to get used to it," she explained to InStyle. "So I thought, 'I'm just going to chop it off so that I have a couple months to sort of get used to it and see how I feel'. Then we'll see what else is going to happen."

While her new look may be for work, the Kung Fu Panda 3 star admitted that she's loving rocking a shorter 'do – although she doesn't rule out growing her hair back to a longer length in the future.

"Oh yeah sure," she said when asked if she would go back to long hair. "Please, I've had long hair for, you know… I'll just keep everybody guessing."

Kate Hudson at Golden Globes
The star revealed she's been trying out shorter lengths ahead of an upcoming role

It's not the first time Kate has opened up about her decision to try out new looks. After she unveiled her gorgeous new look at the Golden Globes, the star revealed her fearless approach to experimenting with her tresses.

"I cut my hair! I was ready to cut my hair off. Why not? It'll grow back," she explained during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael.

She also added that she thinks "boys are worse than girls" when it comes to going for a spontaneous chop – but quipped that this isn’t necessarily the case with her four brothers.

"I actually think boys are worse than girls when it comes to haircuts," she said. "Except my brothers who all need haircuts and for some reason don't get them.

She quipped: "They just don't know how to groom themselves," she also joked.

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