Very handsome bald man and House of Cards actor Corey Stoll is now appearing on gross-out vampire story The Strain. However, it might've taken you a moment to recognize him, because the role requires an abysmal wig their costume director maybe stole from a passed-out Elvis impersonator. And yes, he knows how terrible it looks.
Stoll recently spoke to Vulture and assured everyone that he remains secure in his baldness and the dreadful hairpiece is actually for reasons of plot and characterization, not prejudice:
For somebody who is follicle-ly challenged, I spent a lot of time talking about hair. At first, when I heard he wanted me to have a wig, I was resistant. I didn't want the reason to be so I could look like a standard TV guy or a hero. Then that points to a bigger problem. I'm not interested in playing that character. I made a choice in my career to not get hair plugs and not hide the fact that I was balding, and I've managed to play all sorts of characters who have shaved heads.
"But Guillermo's reasoning was so well thought-out. It isn't arbitrary. It isn't, I want you to look better," he added. Good, because if that were the reasoning, they failed. Utterly. Hopefully this means the plot will ultimately result in a bare pate. #FreeCoreysScalp
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