Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has gotten raves for the pixie haircut she has had throughout the current awards season.
But when her My Week With Marilyn co-star Emma Watson cut off her long locks, instead of getting stye feedback, Watson said it led some people to wonder if she was a lesbian.
'I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now,' the actress – best known for her role in the Harry Potter films – recently told UK's The Independent.
'That haircut did make me realize how subjective everyone's opinion is,' she adds. 'Some people were crazy for it and some people just thought I'd lost my shit. All I can do is follow my instincts, because I'll never please everyone.'
Watson, who turns 22 in April, appeared in her first Harry Potter film as Hermoine Granger in 2001 and, along with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, went on to star in seven more installments culminating in the final film released last summer.
My Week With Marilyn cast her as a wardrobe employee on the set of a film starring Monroe (portrayed by Williams).
It's a departure for the young actress who audiences have gotten used to seeing around Hogwarts with her long hair flowing as she, Harry and Ron get out of one jam after another.
For Watson, her short hair is an expression of her growing up.
'As I've got older, and since I cut all my hair off, I've felt a bit more liberated about trying different things out,' she said.