The HBO darling recently wrapped up season 4 – yes, we can’t wait for it either – allowing her to try out the bold color she hadn’t tested in a while just for fun. “I got to go blonder a few years ago for a play, and that was the first time I dyed my hair,” she told People in a new video. “I only got to have it for like three months, and then I had to go back to being a brunette for the show.”
The shade switch wasn’t her only big change - she rid herself of Shoshanna’s signature long locks in lieu of a cute ear-length bob, making it much easier for her to sleep at night. Mamet explained, “If I turned over at night, I’d have to throw my hair [over] first, because it was so long that if I turned into it, it would strangle me. Having short hair is just so easy.”
When it comes to her own style she has a few sticking points, including picking fresh flats over haute heels and killer cross-bodies over cute clutches. But when it comes to her character, there’s no shortage of crafty hair accessories up her sleeve. “I don’t think you can choose between headbands or clips,” Mamet said. “She’d probably choose both.”
Haven’t seen the video yet? Check out the clip below.