“Nashville” actress Connie Britton is known for her hair. Her luscious locks have been the envy of many and she’s finally spilling her secrets. Britton uses feminism to make her hair so perfect.
In a parody infomercial video, Britton made with her “Nashville” co-star Laura Benanti, Britton says that feminism is what keeps her mane looking magical. The clip was made for the Representation Project’s #AskHerMore campaign, which encourages journalists to ask female stars fewer questions about their appearance.
“Feminism has been known to produce amazing results,” Britton explains in the video, “such as a woman’s right to vote, a woman’s right to her own body, a woman's right to become a kicka-- athlete, the Violence Against Women Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act and more!”
Watch the video below:
Britton hopes that fans get more than just a laugh out of the video. “The message of the video is: ‘Don’t be afraid of feminism,’ ” the former “Friday Night Lights” star explained to People. “Don’t think that feminism is something that you don’t need or something that could be threatening, because look at what it’s created already and look at what it can continue to create.”
The video was directed, written and co-produced by Benanti, a Tony winner. The actress, who is set to appear in “Supergirl” this fall, has been vocal about her appreciation for Britton’s locks. “It's like her hair is made of angels' wings,” Benanti told Broadway World in 2014. “It's like a unicorn shaved itself and then made love to an angel, and that is what Connie Britton's hair looks like.” Obviously, she knew it would be the perfect subject for an #AskHerMore video.
“Working with Connie on 'Nashville' I was struck by her hilarious sense of humor, and her wonderful feminist spirit!” Benanti told Access Hollywood. “I felt a video that played on our collective 'Connie Britton hair obsession' would be a great and funny way to talk about feminism and how women are portrayed in the media.”
Britton can next be seen in “Nashville” Season 4, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. Benanti will be on “Supergirl,” which premieres Monday, Oct. 26, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on CBS.