Michael Sheen shaving beard for charity, but only in stages to not ‘freak out’ his daughter
Michael Sheen is shaving his beard for charity, but only in stages, so he won’t “freak out” his baby daughter.
The Welsh actor, who has previously scooped the prestigious Beard of the Year prize, said Lyra has never seen him without the award-winning facial hair.
He also suggested that he might “use it to stuff something and then auction it”.
Sheen has completed the first stage of the process and has deposited the facial hair in a plastic bag, which has been sealed.
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His partner, the Swedish actress Anna Lundberg, with whom he has Lyra, replied saying: “So. Gross.”
He replied: “I’m going to glue it on your face while you’re sleeping so at least one of us still has it when Lyra wakes up.”
‘Professional bonsai sheep shearer’
Peepingnee, who describes herself as professional bonsai sheep shearer, asked him about his plans on Twitter before he shaved the first part of his beard.
She said: “Just curious when the charity live stream of you shaving and cutting your hair to be Aziraphale is and where should I be donating? Aka you should do this Face with tears of joy. I think it would raise a lot! #byebyebeard”
He said: “Won’t be possible unfortunately as I am going to do it in stages so it doesn’t freak Lyra out. She’s never seen me without a beard.
“However I will keep it all and perhaps use it to stuff something and then auction it. It is after all award winning! Suggestions? #StuffIt”
On the decision to shave the beard in stages, Krista O’Reilly said: “This is wise. I was older than Lyra (4) but I still feel the trauma of walking in to find a strange beardless man vacuuming my house. (Losing the beard the same day he also picked up a hoover for the first time in my life was really poor planning on my dad’s part.)”
Michael Sheen replied: “I will assiduously avoid hoovers!”