Patrick Dempsey has shared that he ended up with a ‘monk halo’ hairstyle due to hair loss while filming Ferrari.
The 57-year-old actor plays the role of racing drive Piero Taruffi in Michael Mann’s upcoming film about Enzo Ferrari (played by the aptly named Adam Driver).
The ‘McDreamy’ actor shared that bleaching his hair for the movie – which follows Ferrari as he enters his racing team in the 1957 Mille Miglia – whilst also wearing a tight-fitting helmet caused him to suffer from hair loss.
“I should have had a wig because we dyed my hair and it started falling out because of the helmet I had on,” Dempsey told Radio Times.
“They dyed my hair so much that towards the end of the shoot, I had this monk halo [and] all the hair was gone.”
Hair loss wasn’t the only issue for the former Gray’s Anatomy star as he’s also shared that the hair dye used caused his scalp to come out in blisters.
It seems the dye caused a lot of problems for the former Grey’s Anatomy star as he recently revealed it also caused his scalp to erupt in painful blisters.
He told Vanity Fair: “It was a very arduous process. Because we were still in the Covid-19 era, I didn’t have enough time to get a wig fitted. We dyed it and we couldn’t get the colour right.
“So we had one week where my scalp was just blistered because we had burned it, and then we finally got it right.
“That was the hardest part of the movie, getting the colour right, and the style. But once we did that, we had the image.”
Every year, pop culture fiends dissect (or dissent) People magazine’s selection of the “Sexiest Man Alive.” This year, the magazine tapped Patrick Dempsey for the honour.
“I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life,” Dempsey told People. “It’s nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”
Ferrari premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and is scheduled for wide release on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023.