Selena Gomez lost lots of fake hair during intense death scene

17 Jun 2019

The Dead Don't Die is no joke...

Selena Gomez lost "chunks" of her fake hair in a death scene on the set of The Dead Don't Die. The pop superstar's character, Zoe, meets a gruesome end in director Jim Jarmusch's new zombie comedy, and acting out the scene proved to be more than a little hair-raising for Gomez and her co-star Adam Driver.

"It's funny and weird and I get my head chopped off...," she shared of the movie.

"It was actually really awkward (filming the sequence). It was funny, but... basically I had prosthetics and (Driver) had to grab a chunk of my hair, and I had extensions in at the time, and just chunks of it would slowly come out.

Despite the odd scene, Gomez loved her collaboration with the quirky filmmaker. "Jim Jarmusch is one of the greatest, insane, cool directors, so I was really honoured to work with him for this," she said.

The Dead Don't Die, which also stars Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny, and Steve Buscemi, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 19.