Paget Brewster’s exploded onto the appearing scene following her look within the hit tv sequence Pals within the late 90s. Nonetheless, for a second, Brewster was uncertain if she’d get the prospect to seem within the sequence in any respect following a hairdressing malfunction.
Chatting with ComingSoon on her look within the 2022 movie Hypochondriac, Brewster recounted a narrative a few time she believed she can be fired from the sequence earlier than she ever even received to be on digicam.
“I believed I used to be going to get fired although, at one level, as a result of we had been rehearsing after which I went in to have my hair carried out and the hairdresser…I had a black bob, like, you realize, bangs,” stated Brewster. “I had black hair, brief bob with black bang and the hairdresser minimize my hair shorter and stripped it for about six hours after which dyed it crimson. And when the producers got here all the way down to the stage to observe considered one of our later rehearsals, the producer, Kevin Brilliant, stated ‘Cease, what did you do? Who did that to your hair?’ And I used to be like, you realize, ‘The…your hairdresser did it.’ And he began yelling and he stated, ‘I employed her due to her black hair!’ And so I simply walked upstairs and went into my little tiny dressing room and put my magazines in my bag and waited, as a result of I believed, ‘Oh, I’m fired as a result of the man dyed my hair crimson.’”
Fortunately for Brewster, producer Kevin Brilliant was simply kidding, and rapidly got here as much as Brewster’s dressing room to inform her that he merely was making an attempt to ship a message out to the crew members on Pals.
“After which I hear these footsteps like bam, bam, bam, bam, arising in the direction of the door, and Kevin Brilliant jumped within the door and he was like, ‘I didn’t rent you due to your black hair,’” Brewster stated. “‘I simply can’t have folks making unilateral choices with out my enter.’ And I feel you look nice and I hope you’re okay with it being crimson.’ And I used to be like, ‘Sure, am I fired?’ And he was like, ‘No, no, no, you’re nice. I feel you’re humorous. Come on, let’s return down and rehearse. I simply wanted that man to know he simply can’t make choices with out speaking to me.’”
Regardless of every thing understanding, Brewster did have a concept that her hair was modified to distinguish herself from Courtney Cox’s Monica, who was set to have a romantic relationship with Matthew Perry’s Chandler.
“Nevertheless it seems the subsequent individual that Chandler fell for was Monica,” stated Brewster. “So there was somewhat little bit of…and the hairdresser had modified my hair as a result of he…my coiffure was the identical as Monica. So he thought he was doing the suitable factor. However I feel there was somewhat little bit of Kevin Brilliant and [Marta Kauffman] and [David Crane] pondering, “Oh, we all know Chandler’s going in the direction of Monica and this lady has brief darkish hair too.” I don’t know. , I don’t know what they have been pondering, however that was a nasty jiffy once I thought I used to be going to get fired from Pals.”
Fortunately for Brewster, issues ended up effectively for her, and he or she continued on to have a terrific run on the hit sequence, and an extremely lengthy profession in Hollywood.