London: 'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon has shaved off her trademark red hair for her role in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of 'Wit'.
The 45-year-old actress plays a cancer stricken poetry professor Vivian Bearing in the play, which opens on January 26 at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre, reported a website.
"I thought it was kind of gonna be no muss-no fuss, but I have to shave it every day! It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you don't want to go on with that. I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it; I don't think I'm gonna keep it forever,"  Nixon said.
She follows the footsteps of 'Who's the Boss' actress Judith Light, who also shaved her hair for the same role a decade ago.
The role is close to Nixon's heart as she herself discovered she had the early stages of breast cancer during a routine mammogram in 2006.
She had a lumpectomy and radiation - but no chemotherapy - and continues to take the drug Tamoxifen, which blocks the actions of estrogen and is used to treat and prevent some
types of breast cancer.