Good news for 'Twilight' cast: no more wigging out

(L-R) NIKKI REED and TAYLOR LAUTNER star in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 1

Photo by Andrew Cooper, © 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

(L-R) NIKKI REED and TAYLOR LAUTNER star in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 1

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Bella and Edward, plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on ...

Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements

Length: 108 minutes

Released: November 18, 2011 Nationwide

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli

Director: Bill Condon

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer

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CHICAGO — The bad news for the cast of "Twilight" is that filming of the series has wrapped, and the actors likely will never reprise their most famous roles to date. The good news? They no longer have to wear those ridiculous wigs again.

While the actors on hand for the "Twilight" cast and concert tour last week at Chicago's House of Blues couldn't agree on whose wig looked the silliest (I vote for Taylor Lautner's long locks in 2008's "Twilight" — his 'do would make Nicolas Cage cringe), nearly all of them agreed that the wigs were uncomfortable to wear.

"One of the nice things about being done with this character is that I finally get to stop wearing white make-up, annoying contacts and sometimes a wig," said Jackson Rathbone, who wore a wig in 2009's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and 2010's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." "Have you ever tried wearing a wig? It's fun for one day. Now imagine wearing that same wig for seven months straight. It gets a little annoying."

Brunette Nikki Reed dyed her hair in the original "Twilight" but wore a wig in the rest of the films. Peter Facinelli also dyed his hair blond and wore a wig during the series (he was filming Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" while shooting the last three "Twilight" films). Which did he prefer?

"I prefer dying it," Facinelli said. "I didn't like wearing (the wig). It feels foreign and uncomfortable. It makes your job harder. You feel like you're in a Halloween costume. My job was to pretend like it's not there."

Ashley Greene wore four different wigs — one for each installment — beginning with her Dido-like chopped hair in the original "Twilight." She didn't seem to mind them, but she also had input on her short-hair wig in the upcoming "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" films.

"This last (wig) was a collaboration with (director) Bill Condon," Greene said. "Luckily he had the same vision I had for Alice (Cullen). This was a good way to end."

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