"I'm shaving it off!" People quoted her as telling Essence magazine. "I know. Here comes the controversy, but ... it'll grow back, I hope!" she added.
The Oscar winner has recently wrapped her latest movie, Frankie and Alice, and says she's is happy settling back into her favourite role of all: mom to her 11-month-old daughter Nahla. "When I looked at the stick and saw I was pregnant ... I was so happy. I thought I knew love before, but I''ve never felt anything like this," she said.
The 42-year-old actress said that she can handle any media criticism, but the most important thing to her now is Nahla's approval. "I don't want my daughter to look back at my work and think, Mom sold out. I want to leave a legacy that she can be proud of," she added.