Kristin Chenoweth Says Her New Pixie Cut Was Inspired By Charlize Theron, Jenna Elfman

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth revealed to Us Weekly at the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships music fest on Saturday, Nov. 2, that her new pixie cut was inspired by Charlize Theron and Jenna Elfman Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic

And the trend continues! Kristin Chenoweth has jumped on the pixie cut bandwagon this week, and is now revealing what famous faces were truly behind the inspiration for the drastic cut. Though the Broadway vet admits she did it for a new role, she's always wanted to try the new look anyway.

"I did it for a film, for a part, and also I thought for my life it would be a good change," she told Us Weekly at the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships music fest in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 2. "We're always trying to make our look different for different parts we play and I've been having that long hair for awhile and I gradually went shorter."

She added: "About a month ago I had a bob. Jonathan [Hanousek] and I, my hairstylist, I just said, 'cut it!'"

Chenoweth, 45, revealed the new 'do via Instagram Friday, the same week both Pam Anderson and Jennifer Hudson showed off their new chic pixies.

"I looked at Jenna Elfman's hair a lot and Charlize Theron's hair a lot," the actress told Us of her inspiration for the dramatic change from her usual long locks. "I kind of went in that direction."

And she's clearly happy with the result! At the event, the Glee guest star didn't shy away from talking about the new look with friends. "Kristen smiled proudly as she showed off her new pixie cut," an eyewitness revealed to Us. Chenoweth was also overheard saying she "loves it" and she's "still getting used to it."

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