The GIRLS star sat down with the What's Underneath project by mother-daughter duo Style Like U who champion body-positivity, emotional honesty and mindful fashion. Each video in the docu-style series features powerful women of all walks of life including actresses, artists, musicians and CEOs who are asked a series of questions, encouraged to speak truthfully and personally, as they remove their clothing, piece by piece and has been running for several years.
In Kirke's video, the actress opens up about anxieties and insecurities she has faced, becoming visibly emotional at times, particularly when discussing motherhood. "I'm very insecure about my capabilities in a lot of areas - one of them being parenting," she describes in the video. "The guilt hit me the second she came out of me, that I was her mother. I realized, oh my god, what did I just do? I just released a suffering person."
The actress discusses her famous Rapunzel locks and her reasons behind cutting them off recently, which sheds some insight on the announcement earlier this week saying that Kirke had split with her husband, Michael Mosberg, after seven years. "I was having a terrible moment with my husband in our relationship, and I was extremely hurt by him and extremely angry at him," she explained, "and so I was feeling self-destructive. But for whatever reason I didn't do anything self-destructive, really. I just cut my hair."
Long hair. Don't care. Going for the mom-who-had-a-tough-year-who-doesn't-feel-like-brushing-her-fucking-hair look. pic.twitter.com/6DXZZDfLM3— Jemima Kirke (@jemimakirke) October 21, 2015
"I cut my hair because I felt like my hair was really one of the only things that made me feel pretty," Kirke continued. "I felt like my hair was my go-to trick. I really believed for a while that without it I would be boring."
This, of course, is not true. 'Boring' would be the last word we would ever use to describe the intriguing and enigmatic actress, particularly in light of such candid and relatable honesty. Besides, haven't we all dramatically changed our hair after a particularly heinous breakup?
Watch the full video below.