Being a world class actor is about so much sacrifice, and doing things that you don’t necessarily want to do, and most people don’t understand the amazing things that need to be done to transform your body, your mind, and your appearance to win Little Oscar or an Emmy. Because I know that I will be an Oscar winning actor in the future, I want “The Biz” to see the amazing hardships and sacrifices that I am willing to make for a starring role, and I look at my peers Like George Clooney (Who Gained Weight for Syriana), Jared Leto (Who gained 30Lbs. for a movie), Charlize Theron (Who uglified herself for Monster), Heath Ledger (Make Up and Hair for The Joker in Batman) and others, and I know that “The Biz” wants to see that I can back up my talk of doing Whatever It Takes. “The Journey” is about letting go of what is accepted, and embracing what makes me happy, and I LOVE my Italian/Greek looking face and body, so to have to create a more “Australian Surfer” look was such a gut wrenching, “Keep me up at night” choice. I was joking with a friend today on the way home from the salon, “I wonder if CNN will have my hair change as a top story”, and we both laughed because I am the center of such a tremendous International media storm so it wouldn’t surprise either of us.
I have gorgeous hair, and I love how thick it is, and how curly it is, and especially the color, so to have to experiment with “Blondeness” for a role was a very difficult decision to make for me. I wasn’t entirely sure that I was comfortable with it, and even as I am writing this blog, it’s still tough to put my arms around how I look (It looks a bit red still because it was a total overhaul, but I will highlight more in a week to “Blonde” it up, because it is impossible to over process it too much in one day without destroying your hair), but I feel that the “gay Doctor role I am playing needs me to make this change, and my love for The Craft and The Brand, comes ahead of my love for The Hair and my Model Look. A great actor like me can’t always look the same, because you have to live the role, and as much as it pained me to see my beautiful dark lochs turn into blonde lochs, I know that this is what is demanded of a rising media superstar because in “The Biz” you have to do “Whatever It Takes”/
Here’s My Celeb-Like day at The Salon. I’m still so shocked, and it will be adjusted in a week, so tell me what you think: