We already know there’s a lot more to Amelia Reardon (Carmen Ejogo) than meets the eye in the third season of True Detective. But the leading lady of HBO’s crime show finally proved it when she revealed certain details about her character that she insisted on switching up.
“I’m always very, very hands on when it comes to that stuff,” Ejogo told PureWow in an exclusive interview. “I thought a lot about the kind of writer Amelia aspired to be, who she considered to be her inspirations and who she would potentially want to emulate in terms of the way she dressed and the way she’s presented.”
“There are certain people, like Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem and Joan Didion that I’d hoped she’d be inspired by,” Ejogo said. “And the hair was a real fixation.”
Ejogo’s Amelia has been through at least a couple hair transformations already, from her short flippy bob to her long more hippie-inspired loose curls. And it wasn’t without Ejogo’s input that these hairstyles came about.