Alan Cumming Hates Eli Gold’s Haircut on The Good Wife

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The impending finale of The Good Wife has been cause for mourning for its many fans, but at least one of its stars has found a silver lining. Alan Cumming, who plays the wily political strategist Eli Gold, can’t wait to be rid of his character’s middle-of-the-road haircut. “What’s been difficult about doing The Good Wife all these years,” he said at last night’s premiere of I Saw the Light, hosted by the Cinema Society, “is having to have that awful hairdo.”

Cumming has been outspoken about his hair in the past — enough so that he will be hosting the North American Hairstyling Awards this summer. “Hair to me is the one thing that I was unable to control in my childhood, so, in my adulthood, I’ve kind of gone crazy and had like 65 million different hairstyles,” he laughed. In fact, he’s already thinking about his next look. “I’m considering going blond again, actually, in the next week or so,” he said, “after The Good Wife finishes.”