The 38-year-old actress revealed during an appearance at the FAO Schwarz pop-up store in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman on Tuesday that she had to chop off her luscious brown locks for a new project she's working on.
"It’s for a role. I’m getting ready to play a woman in a movie called The Doorman," Holmes toldPeople. "She's an ex-Marine and she's a warrior. I'm excited. I'm training. I'm sore."
The man behind her new 'do is stylist DJ Quintero, who told the magazine that he and Holmes tried to "find a balance between something feminine but kickass 'cause she's working really hard -- her body looks incredible."
"She really wanted it to move on camera, so it was actually like three haircuts," he added. "We did it over the weekend and it kind of got shorter and shorter and shorter."