Kate Bosworth shows off her new ginger hair in NYC: unflattering or cute?


Kate Bosworth is a redhead now. Hold on. Did you fall asleep just then? WAKE UP!! The Bos is a ginger now. These are photos from NYC yesterday, where she was filming a new movie. Okay, let’s break it down. One, The Bos got a j-o-b! I’m shocked. Two, this is a real movie, and it’s called Still Alice. Three, not only is it a real movie, but ginger goddess and multiple Oscar nominee Julianne Moore is in it. As is Alec Baldwin. Cough. OMG… here’s a thought… imagine The Bos and Alec Baldwin talking about the paparazzi. He’ll be anger-bearing away, frothing at the mouth he’s so angry and The Bos would have to pretend like she doesn’t call the paps on a semi-regular basis.

This is the plot of Still Alice: “A psychologist discovers she’s suffering from an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.” The psychologist is Julianne Moore. Alec plays her husband and Kristen Stewart plays her daughter. I have no idea who The Bos plays. Someone mysterious and gingery. Now imagine this: K-Stew and The Bos having a conversation. Damn, you fell asleep again. Wake up!

As for this ginger shade… I don’t think it’s very flattering for The Bos. Of all the things to change about her appearance, Kate’s blonde hair was like the least offensive. This isn’t the first time Kate has radically changed hair color either – years ago, she attempted a brunette for a while, and that actually worked rather well on her. But I have to say… she looks best as a blonde. I hope this ginger only stays for the length of the film.

PS… I’m surprised The Bos didn’t come to the VF Oscar party, she comes most years. I guess she didn’t want to fly to LA considering she actually got a real job.



Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. erindipity says:

    So many women try red hair, and it actually works on so few of them… Kate B is not one of the few.

  2. Ladybug says:

    HER FACE! Her face! What’s happened to her face? Am I the only person seeing this? I wouldn’t have recognised her if I hadn’t seen the headline.

    That is a nice ginger dye job though. Often it can look fake but this looks natural.


  3. Dani2 says:

    She looks a LOT older with this hair colour to me. And K-Stew and her in this movie? Looks like Julianne will be carrying this movie on her shoulders then.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Hmm. The color doesn’t do much for her skin tone, but it’s a lovely shade of red.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      +1 It’s so pretty! I’ve long wished I could go strawberry blonde or redhead but I have olive undertones so it’s a big NO for me. *sadness*

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I tried strawberry blonde once, and I liked it, but it was hard to maintain it. I have blonde hair and I highlight it, so it doesn’t look that bad with a little regrowth, but when you go to an entirely different color, it looks awful about half the time. Or at least mine did. So I gave up. Love red hair, though.

  5. Neuron says:

    She looks like Marcia Cross!

  6. Gwen says:

    It’s a nice hair colour but it doesn’t suit her at all. No wonder she sticks to the blond.

    Her forehead looks very plastic.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    Pretty color but not flattering on her.

  8. Greenieweenie says:

    Honestly don’t know why ppl are so down on her. IIRC, she got into Princeton as a teenager, deferred twice and then didn’t go. But she’s clearly not dumb.

    • Lark says:

      My guess is because she blatantly calls the paps, but so does Jessica Alba and about a score of other celebrities. She seems to have scaled down the pap calling though. Her husband is actually a pretty cool dude–he and his brother were the guys who directed “Twin Falls Idaho.”

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Maybe not dumb, but not smart enough to know she is a terrible actress!

    • Jade says:

      Then you mustn’t be an Orlando Bloom and Alexander skarsgard fan, because most of the hate for her is from their rabid stan girls, even though she broke up with them years ago.

      • cr says:

        Considering she’s still disliked years after her relationships with them ended, perhaps it actually her that’s not liked, and not just because of who she’s dated? She wasn’t liked when she dated that model, James whatshisname.

        Perhaps now that she’s married and getting acting jobs again she’ll start focusing on the acting and not just on being moderately famous.

        As for the hair color, I like it. The makeup is really heavy, though, and doesn’t look good on her in closeup stills.

    • Chrissy says:

      Given her lack of talent as an actress, she was incredibly dumb to
      pass up on going to Princeton. It’s kind of pathetic that her
      biggest claims to fame are dating Alex Skarsgard and getting
      accepted to Princeton!

    • ViktoryGin says:

      In addition to her association with Skarsgard and Bloom, I think that people were over the “it” girl status that she had for a few years in the mid-aughts. Just another insipid Hollywood blonde being shoved down people throats. Much like Sienna Miller.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      From what I’ve read she’s really, really snobby–think GOOP. It was on this site, on one of her posts a few years ago, and this poster said that her daughter was a huge fan of the Bos. They passed her in the street, and the daughter stopped her, and said that she was a huge fan of hers and that she loved her movies–the Bos completely dismissed her, so the daughter got mad and said that she wouldn’t be watching any more of her sh-tty movies. Another person also went to horseback riding classes with her, and said that she was the typical high school clique girl.

      I don’t like her because she can’t act, and is horrible at pretending that she hates the paparazzi/doesn’t know they’re there. I guess that she’s pretty nice–to her boyfriends at least–but I found it pretty telling that Stellan Skarskgard could only say that she’s ‘a nice girl’ when asked about her—even though he would’ve known her from when she was with Orlando Bloom and he was filming the Pirates movies….plus her and his son had been dating for two years.

    • donnadew says:

      And her publicist would never lie about her so-called “brains”, right?

      That whole Princeton story got going when she first started out. She was featured in a cover story in Esquire which horrified her manager because it revealed her as the absolute moron she is. Manager had to pre-empt the story with a lot of crap about her tremendous academic career (!) and her acceptance to Princeton which nobody believed. Most gossip writers omit any reference to her intelligence today out of sheer embarrassment for her and because every word out of her mouth contradicts it.

  9. Lark says:

    She looks good with the red hair imo. She is so painfully thin though. Meh. She’s less grating to me nowadays—I saw that film she did with Krysten Ritter and it was actually pretty cute.

  10. Sisi says:

    I like it, the blond she was sporting lately made her look rather bald

  11. MisJes says:

    I actually think it looks lovely; I much prefer it to her blonde. She looks great in these pictures, good on her!

  12. TG says:

    I actually like it though I do think she looks better as a blonde. I guess I too don’t get the hate for this girl. I guess I just haven’t read enough of her interviews for her to annoy me like Jessica Alba does. I just wish Kate would go back to her Blue Crush body. Knowing that she is obssessed with being painfully thin it makes me appreciate the dedication it must have taken her to actually eat and exercise for that role.

    @Dalia1947 – I have to disagree with you on book smarts trumping all other smarts. In my experience common sense is more important than your education level.

  13. Pandy says:

    I don’t think it does much for her (the red hair). I do prefer her blonde. Have to say I haven’t really seen her work but I did see her in the Sandra Dee role and I thought she was good in it. Otherwise, I only know her for her looking gaunt.

  14. Frida_K says:

    Her levator scapulae and the clavicular aspect of her sternocleidomastoid muscles are really tense looking. Also, there’s something about the front of her neck–it looks a little swollen–that suggests thyroid issues. She may be so thin and clenched-looking because her thyroid is over-acting. Any way you cut it, though, the aging process doesn’t seem like it will be kind to her. She looks vinegar-y already and she’s still reasonably young.

  15. mimi says:

    I like the red hair color on her but prefer her natural blonde shade. Also, she is way too thin. It ages her. She looked her best in Blue Crush with her athletic body and fuller face. jmho

  16. FLORC says:

    This is not the 1st time she’s gone this color. She dyed it for The Warrior’s Way (cute film).
    And she goes back to this color here and there.

    • Maureen says:

      Cute film bc Jang Dong-Kun is an awesome actor, but Bosworth was terrible in it.

      • FLORC says:

        I took her character’s over the top western, carnie feel as part of the bed time story they were going for. Though overall i’m not a fan of her acting the film came off true to the story.
        Dong-gun Jang was awesome in it. And so gorgeous.

        I’m getting his name from IMDB. Am I spelling it wrong or is it a 1st name last and last 1st situation?

      • Maureen says:

        It’s family name first, given name last. In the West we call them “first and last name”, or surname and given name. So his “last/surname” by the Western system is Jang. His “first/given name” is Dong-kun (or Dong-gun as some spell it).

        He is one of Korea’s top actors. Some argue that he is Korea’s VERY top actor. I’ve been a fan for years (I love Korean cinema, and Japanese too) and have seen lots of his work.

  17. MollyB says:

    I read that book. It was very moving. In the book, the main character has two daughters and a son. One of her daughters is a bohemian, wannabe actress that I assume is the Kristen Stewart character. The other is a kind of uptight lawyer. I assume, given the dye job, that Bos is playing that daughter.

  18. Mandy says:

    I think I like it?? Then again, I’m a sucker for red hair so maybe that’s why.

  19. ViktoryGin says:

    This color ages her terribly. She looks like a colorized 1950s b&w photo of someone’s ageing Irish aunt. Not a good look for someone in her early 30s.

  20. OhDear says:

    The coloring doesn’t look bad. She has a lot of makeup on, though – is she on set?

    Also, where can I get that jacket?

  21. Maureen says:

    There’s just nothing cute about her, ever. Maybe once. But not in many moons.

  22. LOLPAL says:

    Bosworth and KStew play sisters in this movie.

  23. Kate says:

    Maybe it’s shared-name sympathy, maybe it’s just because she’s the target for vitriol so out of proportion with her totally benign/insignificant celeb status, but I’ve decided to be a KBos Supporter. Go KBos! I think you are very pretty, even as I worry that you are extremely nutritionally deficient. I think it’s sweet that you and your skinny/bescarved husband appear to be so in love. I salute your ability to cobble together a career of sorts, w/the Cotton pitching and the “jewelry designing” and the C-movies and whatnot, and if that includes playing the Call-the-Paps game and hacking the starmaker machinary, so be it! Make your way, girl! MAKE IT!

  24. Isadora says:

    I absolutely love the colour – but maybe not on her. I’m undecided yet, as the blonde hair was kind of “predictably pretty”. I hope she keeps the colour for some time and I will see if it grows on me…

    It looks very much like Deborah Ann Woll’s hair, doesn’t it? So maybe I’m biased, cause she’s absolutely stunning.

  25. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Q: Unflattering?
    A: Yes
    Q: Cute?
    A: No

  26. Jane says:

    I´m so weird about red hair. It´s like, if you want me to like you, just dye your hair red, lol. Needless to say, I think she looks great like this, while I´m usually Zzzzzzzzzz about her.

  27. Lana says:

    I think she looks great, but I’ve always thought she was pretty. Why do people hate her so much? She’s not the best actress, but she’s far from being the worst out there.

  28. I Choose Me says:

    I like it. I guess I’m one of the few who thinks she’s really pretty? And her fame hungry antics don’t bother me. Gotta hustle when you know you’re not the best actress out there.

  29. Maritza says:

    Actually I think she looks quite beautiful! Since she is so pale the ginger hair color looks even better than the boring blonde she had before.

  30. Hazmat says:

    It’s a pretty color, just not particularly flattering to her. She is a pretty girl, but she really should gain a few lbs. I think people don’t like her because she comes across as disingenuous, and her pap game really used to be over the top. Doesn’t seem as bad now, maybe her hub gives her enough attention.

  31. hownowbrowncow says:

    Dye the hair blonde again, gain a few pounds. She looks way too severe here.

  32. Requiem says:

    She looks like a young Sarah Goldfarbb

  33. pretty kitty says:

    I think Bosworth skipped the vanity fair party to help goopy protest graydon carter!!!
    they all share the same pr company. she posted a photo on her twitter reminding people she got invited 2 years ago. maybe she wants people to think she’s Important enough to be asked to “protest”

  34. Bread and Circuses says:

    I’ve always loved red hair, and I think this looks great on her.