Actor Ethan Hawke has gone whole hog into his latest role as a 1990s rock star who goes over the edge in off-Broadway play “Clive,” which Hawke is directing as well as starring in. He tells the New York Times it helped him get into the role.
“I don’t know how to explain it exactly. I didn’t want to feel like me when I did this role,” says Hawke. “I’m
trying to do that old-school, third-person thing by unlocking something
as utterly superficial as my hair. I was shooting for a Bowie thing, but
then I saw a picture of him after I did it, and he didn’t really do his
hair like this.”
The play is a modern adaptation of “Baal” by early 20th-century playwright Bertolt Brecht. It chronicles an early ’90s rocker (Hawke) in New York City who dives into the world of sex and drugs to try to get inspired in his music.
Do you like Ethan’s new look? It certainly makes his blue eyes pop. We give it three rebel yells.