Take one look at Madelaine Petsch and it’s no surprise why fans wonder if her hair is real! The Riverdale star gives us a reason to laugh on the darker-than-ever teen drama. But, it’s not just Madelaine’s undeniable magnetism that makes her fun to watch every week — it’s also her unique looks!
“It’s all real. All natural, baby! And I’m a natural redhead,” she told Cosmopolitan. “It’s funny because I was made fun of for it so much as a kid. I grew up in a small town, I was the only redhead other than my brother… So now I very much embrace it and want people to know I’m a natural redhead and proud of that.”
But, the speculation doesn’t end there. When asked if fans question if her body is fake too, the 23-year-old actress admitted, “Yes. All the time. If my hair is real, if my eyelashes are real, my butt’s real. It’s constant.” Not only is everything on her body authentic, she also isn’t sure if she’d ever color her locks for a role.
“I was always battling the ‘there’s a brunette and there’s a blonde for this role, which is kinda what we wanted and we like Madelaine, so what do we do?'” she explained to WWD. “I was not willing to dye my hair — I’m a natural redhead. If it’s the right role, yes, of course, I would shave my head, but I don’t know what role that would be. I’m still very attached to the hair.”
And why shouldn’t she be? It’s not every day you see someone blessed with straight-up bombshell good looks. Plus, her hair (and features) set her apart and she’s smart to embrace that, despite the bullying she suffered. Plus, Cheryl Blossom wouldn’t be Cheryl Blossom without her iconic red hair… it’s a part of who her character is too.
“It’s very obvious that [Cheryl is] a broken little girl who just needs love,” she explained about the sometimes villainous high schooler. “Who hasn’t been in that part of their life, trying to figure out who they are? She fulfills the artist inside of me. I’ve got so many different emotions underneath the surface at any given moment as her.”