Reese Witherspoon: I Got Bangs to Cover My Forehead Scar
Reese Witherspoon's recent hair makeover had little to do with vanity.
While taping an episode of the British talk show The Graham Norton Show (airing Friday), the 35-year-old This Means War actress explained that she decided to get bangs after she was hit by an 85-year-old driver.
"It's not funny at all," Witherspoon said of accident, which occurred in September 2011. "They said I am very hard-headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo. I don't remember much about it, but miraculously -- and thank God! -- I am fine."
Witherspoon decided not to press charges, though the woman did lose her license. "They gave her a bus pass," the actress explained.
At the time of her accident, a source told Us Weekly "the whole incident really frightened" Witherspoon, mom to daughter Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8 (with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe).
"The odd thing about all of this," the source added, "is that Reese has always been very afraid of being hit by a car. It's been an ongoing fear of hers. She is always the first person to pull people away from the edge of the curb."