Why Cameron Diaz didn't shave her head for 'My Sister's Keeper'

Cameron Diaz plays the tough-as-nails mother of a sick daughter in "My Sister's Keeper." She gives birth to a second child to provide organ transplants for her ailing eldest. Things get complicated when the second daughter, played by Abigail Breslin, decides to sue her parents, played by Diaz and Jason Patric.

In the admittedly creepy-weepy-sounding but reportedly uplifting film, Diaz's character is seen shaving her head. And as we reported last year, she kinda looks a friendlier Dr. Evil.

But she tells the Dish Rag that she didn't really make the cut. Why? Because she needed to be bald for only one day of shooting. She also didn't wear makeup. "No makeup. It was so fantastic. It was great. It took so much time off of when you have to get up and be ready. No makeup. It was great.

But her 15-year-old costar Sofia Vassilieva totally went for it.

"I have so much respect for this child because she shaved her head when she was 15 years old.  She had hair down to here. She shaved her head, she shaved her eyebrows, and she owned it.  I mean, she was scared at first.  I won't say that she ... she pushed through that fear, and I was just so inspired by her.  She was an inspiration to us all.  At the end of the day, she'd have the makeup artist paint all these things around her head and paint around her eyes and wear these big these earrings and like big scarves. She just really owned it and sort of made it something special for herself."