01/07/2014 09:57 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth On Her Pixie Cut: 'It's Freeing' (VIDEO)

Broadway beauty Kristin Chenoweth is known for her big voice and her long, golden locks -- so fans were shocked to see her sporting a short new 'do recently. In this online exclusive, Chenoweth tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" why she chopped it off.

"Women know our hair is our crown," Chenoweth says. "I've had a lot of hair extension mishaps. One went up in fire once, one crawled upon itself -- it was bonded the wrong way -- people who wear extensions know what I'm talking about."

"I had long hair, I've lived with it for a long time -- but I just thought, I've played a lot of different roles and I want to continue to keep reinventing myself," Chenoweth says.

Though she's still getting used to the new cut, Chenoweth says she's had a positive response.

"It's freeing," she says with a smile. "I don't know how long I'll keep it, but I like it."

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.



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