Rihanna is playing the role of Nine ball in the soon to release blockbuster Oceans8. She has been receiving a lot of praise from her fans thanks to her decision of sporting dreadlocks in the movie.
"We thought it would be strong," Williams told the fashion website Refinery29. "Her locs would maintain that tie to Africa. She'd keep her accent. She wasn't just going to be some American girl in this movie. Nine Ball is still a Caribbean girl that just happens to be in America."
“We had a lot of references, and dreadlocks were something that we always wanted to do," Williams explained. "Production gave us a lot of freedom to create her character visually and play with her look," Williams continued. "Gary and wardrobe trusted that we would just nail it.” “We wanted this girl to be cool, chill, and very minimal,” he said. “She would wear the same things over and over again. But I think the one thing she probably cared about the most was her hair."
"Hair played a really big part in who Nine Ball came to be," the celebrity hairstylist added.
Williams told R29 that he had to fly three "assistants to Paris, and all four of us were putting in locs, because we needed to get her done within three hours. That is really a lot of work that would probably take 10 hours for one person to do."
"We didn't use Marley hair, which is a little bit more refined, pretty," he explained. "Instead, we went with a kinkier, looser textured hair for a reggae feel. We didn't do too much parting, either; when you start to part and make sections, the hair becomes a little bit unrealistic.
The movie is hitting the theatres on 8th June and this start studded movie is expected to be a super-hit.