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Kristen Wiig recalls retro '80s hair style

Published 18/07/2016

Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy both got it wrong in the hair stakes when the original Ghostbusters was released in 1984.

Kristen Wiig was rocking a perm when the first Ghostbusters movie hit cinema screens.

The U.S. funnywoman’s latest role is in the reboot of 1984 flick Ghostbusters, which originally starred Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as New York ghoul hunters.

The film’s premise has been given a modern update, with comediennes Kristen, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon leading the cast.

When asked how she looked when the first flick was released, Kristen shuddered at her past hairstyles.

“I had a lot of perms,” she told America’s OK! magazine. “I had short hair with a perm, with Sun-In, that stuff you put in your hair to make it lighter.”

“It usually just turned it orange,” Melissa interjected.

“Yeah, luckily I was a fan of the movie Annie, because I looked like her,” Kristen smiled.

Those days are long gone now, with Kristen now sporting short honey blonde hair that she usually wears in sleek waves.

As for Melissa, she also had a few dodgy ‘80s hair nightmares.

“Around that time I got my first asymmetrical haircut. I was like, ‘Oh, I must look at least 25,’ but I looked nine,” she shuddered.

The two women, plus their co-stars, stunned at the recent Hollywood premiere of Ghostbusters. Kristen wore a delicate pink Jenny Packham dress, adorned with a glittery feather motif, while Melissa looked sunny in a yellow dress by her stylist Judy B. Swartz.

“It’s an elegant version of new and old Hollywood,” Judy told The Hollywood Reporter. “And the takeaway from that (premiere) look for any woman is not to be afraid to experiment and to always keep your look evolving.”

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