Akerman: 'I relate to alopecia role'
Published Mar 5 2011, 01:19 GMT | By Jennifer Still
Malin Ackerman has claimed that her Happythankyoumoreplease
character Annie is "more beautiful" than any other she has ever played.
In an interview with PopEater
, the actress admitted that she felt an immediate connection with the role despite the obvious differences between herself and Annie.
"I'm in love with this character. I actually miss her a lot. She was actually an amazing character to play. She's obviously a very sensitive soul, wears her heart on her sleeve. She has alopecia, which is a condition where you lose all your hair," she explained.
"It creates a different kind of persona in a person. Growing up without hair, it must shape you as a person, and that was something really interesting to play with and figure out what her sensitive spots are because of that, what obstacles that presents. It was such a great, beautiful character."
Akerman added that she especially loved playing a character who was more than a pretty face.
"Guess what? If I walk into a bar with no make-up on and my hair slicked back, I look like a boy. I'm just saying that's how I feel what I look like," she said.
"It was really cool because Annie got to shine through as a person instead of having the audience have to get through the layers of the exterior and then see who she is. It's like, here she is, and that was kind of amazing to not have to worry about that. To go, this is me, this is what I look like and guess what, I'm beautiful."Happythankyoumoreplease
opens in US cinemas today.