October 08, 2010 03:00 PM

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For her new role in an adaption of The Three Musketeers, Milla Jovovich took her hair to a lighter, brighter shade of strawberry. “Let’s face it,” Jovovich told PEOPLE on Tuesday at N.Y.C. premiere of the modern jailhouse drama, Stone. “17th-century hair kind of sucks.” So to make her old-school onscreen coifs more fun, Jovovich recently brightened up her tresses by going “strawberry auburn” to star alongside Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz, and Luke Evans in the The Three Musketeers remake. “All the girls in the movie are blonde. So I wanted to go for strawberry auburn. Not everybody has that color today,” she explained of her new hair tone, created by her longtime stylist Philip Carreon. “And I liked the idea of something on the blonde side, because it was only in the 18th and 19th centuries that hair got really interesting.” And for her glamorous look on the red carpet Tuesday night, Jovovich’s hair was trimmed into a long, lopsided bob.  And can they work her current cut into a period coif? “Oh, yeah,” said Jovovich, who will play M’Lady de Winter.  “We do a half-wig and curl my hair in these beautiful-looking curls. It’s gorgeous.” Tell us: What do you think of Milla’s new strawberry shade? –Jeffrey Slonim

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