Blake Lively has transformed herself several times onscreen. In All I See Is You, which debuted in October, she dyed her signature bright, blond hair to sandy brown. For The Shallows, her blockbuster 2016 shark thriller, she ditched her standard designer wardrobe for a simple wet suit. She’s even worn an orange jumpsuit for a movie—specifically in A Simple Favor, her upcoming film with Anna Kendrick.
But this is all child’s play compared with the switch-ups she’s done for the movie she’s currently filming, The Rhythm Section. The film, based on the best-selling book series by Mark Burnell, centers on a young woman (Lively) who goes undercover as an assassin to avenge the murder of her family members. Lively surprised us all in early November, when photos of her wearing a short, shaggy wig on set surfaced. She looked completely unrecognizable—so much that even her husband, Ryan Reynolds, made a joke about it.
And she looks like a different person, again, with this new hairstyle she got for the movie. (Her character is undercover, after all; she has to change her look regularly to keep her adversaries guessing.) If you thought Lively with a honey-colored shag was different, wait until you see her with a—wait for it—jet-black pixie.
Lively’s latest transformation is her darkest and boldest yet—and she pulls it off flawlessly, of course. Check it out for yourself, below:
Granted, this mostly likely is a wig, but that doesn’t make it any less shocking. Somewhere right now on the Upper East Side, Serena van der Woodsen is shaking in her (very expensive) boots.
The Rhythm Section is expected to hit theaters in 2019, so the story behind these different hairstyles won’t be a secret for long.