haven't deliberately set out to play the
bombshell in my movies.
In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite.
After the success
of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many
blonde bombshell parts, to be honest.
I think people
from the beginning that I could actually
walk and talk at the same time.
gone through so many hair colors, I should
be, like, a hair stylist. I started
off with really dark hair. Then I changed
it to blonde.
Then I had this weird,
rusty-orange hair color that we won't even
about. I'm so glad I'm over that. And now
it's whatever color this is...chestnut?
to conform to a certain type, tall, blonde,
big breasts, you know - The Type.
the morning, the garbage men
that go by 57th Street when I come out the
door say, "Marilyn, hi! How do you
this morning?" To me,it's an honor,
and I love
them for it. The working
men, I'll go by and they'll whistle. At
first they whistle because they think,
oh, it's a girl. She's got blond
hair and she's not out of shape, and then
they say, "Gosh,it's Marilyn
comes from inside you and that always shows
through. I have no problem
with whatever the next look is, whether
it's big blonde
hair and blue eyes or green hair and dark
eyes. That's fine so long as there isn't
just one ideal