Andie MacDowell's management team tried to convince her to continue dyeing her hair.
The Four Weddings and a Funeral star rocked curly salt and pepper locks on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this month, and in a new interview with Vogue, Andie revealed she is sticking with the natural look she first tried during the Covid-19 lockdown last year.
"At the very beginning of quarantine, my hair started growing and every time my kids would see me, they kept telling me I looked bada** with my grey hair," the mum-of-three shared. "When I pulled it up in a bun, all you could see was the salt and pepper, which is what I am, you know, dark and silver."
At first, Andie wasn't too sure about showing off her true hair colour, noting she was "so cautious", but she quickly got over her doubts.
"Once I did it, it was just so clear to me that my instincts were right, because I've never felt more powerful. I feel more honest. I feel like I'm not pretending. I feel like I'm embracing right where I am," the 63-year-old smiled.
But her Hollywood career experts weren't so sure, and worried the star's more natural look might impact the roles she's offered.
"My managers had actually said to me, 'It's not time,'" she admitted. "And I said, 'I think you're wrong, and I'm going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now. It's time because in two years I'm going to be 65. If I don't do it now, I won't have the chance to be salt and pepper'.
"I feel really comfortable. And in a lot of ways, I think it's more striking on my face. I just feel like it suits me."