10 Stars Who Underwent Surprising Makeovers for a Film Role
The Jane the Virgin star may be known for her enviable tresses, but she most recently debuted a new look that might be shocking to some fans. The Golden Globe winner announced on Twitter that she had shaved parts of her head for a role in the upcoming film Annihilation before flaunting the new 'do on Instagram. "I'm gonna look different in a month," she previously told PeopleStyle. "I'm cutting all my hair off and dyeing it – cutting as in a Ruby Rose cut. This is gonna be my first transition in not rocking long hair."
Hello, gorgeous! Stone was almost unrecognizable when she stepped onto the red carpet at this year's Met Gala, sporting dark hair – a departure from her usual red hair we're so accustomed to seeing. The reason for her new hue? The star is portraying tennis champ Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes.
"I cut off all my hair, which really set the tone," Hudgens told E! about donning a pixie for her role in Gimme Shelter. "It was such a liberating thing and kinda reminded me – if I can do that, I can do this."
It was love at first sight for Garfield … and his beard. "I never thought I'd be able to do it," he told InStyle about growing a full beard for a movie role in 2014. "And I like it. Yes, it's for a role, but I’m using that as an excuse just because I like it."
Tilda, is that you? The award-winning actress traded in her short hair and minimal makeup for an ultra-glam look for her magazine editor role in Trainwreck, opposite Amy Schumer.
While fans of the Hunger Games franchise are used to seeing Hutcherson rock blonde locks when stepping into the character of Peeta, the actor feels as detached as possible to the bleached look. "I'm excited to shed the blonde hair!" Hutcherson told ABC News of what he was most looking forward to post-Hunger Games. "That's the thing that I was like, 'Get out of here!' Having to do touch ups all the time and get my hair redyed and bleached, was not my thing at all."
While the Oscar winner grew to love her short crop – going so far as to maintaining a pixie for a few years – Hathaway was less than pleased as soon as she shaved her head for her critically acclaimed role in Les Misérables , which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013. "I put it up there with the most difficult things I've ever had to do, which I wasn’t expecting," she told The Mirror, adding that she was "inconsolable" following the drastic cut. "I didn't think I was that vain."
For her role in V for Vendetta, Portman had to have her head shaved on camera in a single take. "It was a one-shot deal, and that was the most stressful thing about the experience," she told USA Today back in 2006. As for how she reacted upon getting buzzed? "She loved it and kept rubbing her head," director James McTeigue recalled.
"I had just finished two press tours and my hair was destroyed from heat damage, so I was glad to get rid of it," Theron told reporters at the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road – the role she had her head shaved for. "I was also a new mom and just loved the idea of not having to style my hair every morning. The timing was perfect."
When it came time to slip into the shoes of total badass Lt. Jordan McNeil in 1997's G.I. Jane, the star famously shaved her head on the big screen – and, in turn, inspired daughter Tallulah to do the same years later (with the help of her experienced mother of course). "I actually watched G.I. Jane two days before I shaved my head," Tallulah told Nylon. "I don't think I was 100 percent inspired by it, but I think it may have manifested the idea in my mind."