Cynthia Nixon appeared on Live With Kelly this morning, and the Sex And The City star revealed a bold (and bald) new look with her shaved head. Cynthia buzzed off her famous red locks for her role in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Wit, where she plays cancer patient Vivian Bearing.

Cynthia told host Kelly Ripa, "I thought it was kind of gonna be no muss-no fuss, but I have to shave it every day! It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you don't want to go on with that ... I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it; I don't think I'm gonna keep it forever." Back in 2006, Cynthia discovered that she had the early stages of breast cancer during a routine mammogram, so obviously this role is very close to her heart.

In a separate interview with the NY Times, Cynthia chatted openly about her sexuality, telling the paper, "I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line 'I've been straight and I've been gay, and gay is better.' And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it's not, but for me it's a choice, and you don't get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it's a choice, then we could opt out ... Why can't it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate?"

Cynthia is engaged to girlfriend Christine Marinoni, with whom she has an 11-month-old son Max. Prior to that, she had a 15-year relationship with Danny Mozes, with whom she had two children.