Why Is Samantha Morton Bald?
The actress is bald not because of any disease but to bring life to her character of Alpha in the well-loved series, The Walking Dead. Besides going bald, she even shaved her eyebrows for the role.
Samantha's physical presentation as an Alpha includes her bald head, covered in a mask of zombie flesh, and black, inward-looking eyes with eyebrows. Alpha's visage was enough to give anyone nightmares. To add vigor to the on-screen Alpha, Samantha underwent amusing off-screen changes. She confessed to having trouble keeping her hair in place after cutting it off since she could not style the regrowth.
Samantha was one of the guests on the reality show Friday Night In With The Morgans, hosted by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, where she explained her struggle with the changes in the physical appearance of the series.
"When they shaved my eyebrows off, I thought, "Oh, it's fine. Whoopi Goldberg looks amazing," she stated but soon after that exclaimed, "I do not look fine with no bloody eyebrows at all!'
Additionally, Samantha joked about her hair growth, asserting: 'My hair doesn't know what it wants to be. It's sticking up like Elvis, and it doesn't know if it wants to be curly. I'm just in trouble." She even requested viewers to help her out with any styling ideas for her hair.