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Eva Green: Dying my hair helped me breathe

Eva Green: Dying my hair helped me breathe

Eva Green finally felt like she could "breathe" when she dyed her hair aged 15.

The 'Casino Royale' star has confessed she felt compelled to colour her hair "blue-black" as a youngster after being inspired by a "weird" friend of her mother Marlene and has stuck by the decision into her adult life as it makes her feel "more like [herself]".

She explained: "I wanted to change something. You know, like when you go through your teenage years. I hated school. I was a good student, but I just wanted to breathe in something new. I was in awe of a friend of my mum who had dark hair. She was quite weird, beautiful. I was like: 'Oh wow, I'll go to the hairdresser and try that.' So I went there, I dyed my hair blue-black and came back home.

"It took me a while to get used to it, and then I actually really liked it. I felt more like myself. It's weird."

The 34-year-old star added that hairstyling has become extremely helpful to her when it comes to getting into character an set.

The raven-haired beauty - who is currently filming Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars' - told WWD: "Hair defines your character, your state of mind. At the moment I'm in a Burton film, and it took weeks and weeks to find the right hairdo.

"It's kind of a weird character. Her name is Miss Peregrine, so there is a bit of a birdlike hairdo in her. It helps you to create the character when you find the hairdo. It's also like a costume. [It] helps you tremendously to find the character."