Christina Hendricks has revealed she is really a natural blonde who only became a redhead at the age of ten when she first hit the bottle after reading Anne of Green Gables. Lordy. Clearly the reports we’ve heard from the U.S. that ginger hair doesn’t have any of the stigma that it did for schoolchildren growing up in the UK are true.
(It does beg the question what parents are letting their 10-year-old dye their hair? Punchy! Ff had to wait until at least 15!).
But ultimately we must applaud Mr and Mrs Hendricks for their liberal attitude towards parenting. Thanks to the fact that their daughter embraced the fiery copper hue at such a tender age and went on to make it attractive – nay, ultra desirable – thousands of gingernuts across Britain (maybe even the world) will get an easier ride (no pun intended. No really).
Never mind a Grammy, for this service to humanity she deserves a Sainthood.
PS: Ff only just found out that Christina was once blonde (late to the party?), but she did talk about it to People magazine in 2008, saying she I just always ‘felt like a redhead.’
‘I love being a redhead!’ she told them. ‘It helps me in Hollywood there are not as many of us. We stand out. I’ve always thought it was incredibly romantic. Maybe because Anne of Green Gables was a poet…’