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Thomas, follows Violet through a series of personal revelations and the hair journey that mirrors them.

She's processed, hot-combed and uptight to start, then a beauty shop mishap forces her to seek the help of a weave, finally at her nadir, she goes blonde, gets caught in the rain, and then shaves it all off in a cathartic, emotional scene.

And yes, that is hair that we see Lathan taking a pair of clippers to in a scene that was filmed early in the process.

"Because I helped develop the script, at first I was like, 'Oh, I'll just get a really expensive prosthetic,'" she says.

"I brought a wig, like a beautiful, long, silky wig. But, the bolder choice is my own hair.' I just needed a little bit of reassurance." The unanimous choice on set was her own hair. Somewhere on the path to , something new clicked into place for 47-year-old Lathan. "Culturally they tell you that once you get to a certain age, you can't do certain things. So, you have to define, When we entered the hotel lobby, she in sunglasses and toting a garment bag full of clothing from the morning photo shoot, I watched heads swivel in her direction with whatever the thing just shy of discretion is.

, but in real life it seems like she might prefer football — or at least one football star in particular.

The actress is reportedly dating San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"And then, the more I started working on the character, the more I thought, 'I have to really do it.' Because if I didn't do it as the actress, it's in a way undercutting the message of the movie." Once shorn, Lathan's social media accounts lit up with photos of her shaved head in all its gloriousness.

"There was a little bit of art imitating life, life imitating art in that I was just kind of over it with my hair," she says.

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