Claire Foy got her hair cut short to play Lisbeth Salender: cute?

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Claire Foy, fresh off battling Adam Sandler’s inability to keep his hands to himself, has switched things up in the style department. Notably, she’s chopped all her hair off. Why? It’s for her new role as Lisbeth Salender in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Gone are the soft waves of the young Queen Elizabeth II and in is the short, dark edgy Lisbeth pixie. What do we think?

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I actually think it quite suits her. The darker color really accents her eyes. I’m sure this will be spikier and ‘edgier’ when she’s in Lisbeth costuming. Actually, I refused to read any more of the series after loathing Dragon Tattoo as much as I did – does Lisbeth tone her look down at some point? I have only ever seen Claire as the Queen in The Crown (which, as a reminder, I am positively mad about) so I have no idea if she will be good Lisbeth. I mean, it is a huge departure. But that’s what makes it so exciting – what if she does pull it off? It would be a real feat of acting ability.

As far as the throne she’s vacating, I’m very excited about Olivia Coleman stepping into her royal shoes on The Crown. I think Olivia is amazing in everything she does and she’s so darn entertaining in interviews, I imagine she and Matt Smith will be fun to watch. You know who else is excited about Olivia becoming QEII? Claire. She thinks Olivia will be “extraordinary” and “can’t wait to see what she does with it.” The one regret Claire does have about vacating Buckingham Palace is not nicking any swag on her way out. She said they weren’t allowed to take anything because the show needed it for future seasons. And although Claire understands, she still thinks, “A crown would have been fantastic!” Oh honey, I hear you.

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  1. ell says:

    it seems very old womany tbh.

    • Ankhel says:

      Agreed. So many women of the Queens generation went with close perms, which is what this reminds me of.

    • Reeny says:

      The haircut IS NOT for Lisbeth. She just started started filming “First Man” with Ryan Gosling & Damien Chazelle last week. She’s playing Neil Armstrong’s wife

  2. LAK says:

    Matt Smith is also leaving. They haven’t announced his replacement. The show is structured in such a way that each pair of actors play 2 decades nee 2 seasons of the Queen’s life.

    Claire + Matt for the first 2 seasons playing 20somethings + 30somethings , Olivia + unannounced costar will take the next 2 seasons playing 40somethings + 50somethings and if the show is still running, another pair to take on the 2 seasons playing 60somethings + 70somethings etc until we get to the final pair playing 80something + 90something

    • SKF says:

      Just what I was going to say. We still have another season of Foy and it would be bizarre to have Matt playing alongside Olivia.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      When it first came out, I was somehow convinced it would be a miniseries. I read somewhere months ago that 6 seasons are planned. I hope they don’t lose it over until the 4th or 5th one (if they keep up this pace) because I’m dying to see what they’ll do about Charles and Diana. It will be impossible casting and I have a feeling it will not be pleasant. But fascinating.

  3. stephka says:

    Her face is a bit long for that haircut, but it’s for a role!

  4. trollontheloose says:

    it ages her. Too harsh of color but I don’ know what is her age for the role

  5. Cupcake says:

    I am very doubtful that she can pull off this role.

  6. Lucy says:

    She does not seem right for this part too me, and that hair looks awful on her.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    No sir… I don’t like it.

  8. Maum says:

    Really?
    I think she looks amazing! she looked a little too twee before.

    I love her she’s just a great actress and a lovely woman.

  9. holly hobby says:

    I’m over Dragon Tatoo. It has already been done correctly in the Danish version. I don’t know why we need a US retread.

  10. Yoon says:

    Why the hell is there going to be a movie to begin with? I refuse to read this new “adaptation” of Stieg’s masterpieces. To me it’s just glorified fanfiction. Hollywood is so beyond unoriginal lately. Ugh.

  11. jello says:

    it’s for the neil armstrong biopic