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Keri Russell never got over that Felicity haircut

Constance Grady is a senior correspondent on the Culture team for Vox, where since 2016 she has covered books, publishing, gender, celebrity analysis, and theater.

Getting an impulse haircut and having it become a national punchline can sure leave an impression on a girl. When Keri Russell cut her hair in 1999 during Felicity’s second season, viewers were outraged — and so were network executives. "You diluted that icon," said then-WB Entertainment president Susanne Daniels of the haircut. "I think it turned some audience away, in particular men and some women." Felicity’s ratings plummeted, and the WB banned the top-billing stars on its hit shows from cutting their hair short.

So when Russell appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers Wednesday to send a message to her younger self, her advice was clear and simple: "Whatever you do, don’t cut your hair short during the second season of Felicity." Otherwise, Russell warns, "You will never, and I repeat never, forgive your fans."

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