Blake Lively’s made a habit of picking roles post–Gossip Girl that have required her to transform in some way. In 2016’s The Shallows, she swapped her signature glam aesthetic for a sandy wetsuit and beach waves. In All I See Is You, which premiered last month, Lively dyed her hair chestnut brown—a far cry from the bright, California blond she’s known for. And in A Simple Favor, her new movie with Anna Kendrick due out next year, she looks straight out of Orange Is the New Black.
But she makes her most drastic change, hands down, in the upcoming thriller The Rhythm Section, which is based on the best-selling book series by Mark Burnell and also stars Jude Law. Lively plays Stephanie Patrick, a woman whose family dies in what she originally thinks is a plane accident. However, when she discovers the crash was intentional, she goes undercover as an assassin to find the people responsible.
And these new photos from the set show just how “undercover” Lively looks. The actress is virtually unrecognizable in the short, shaggy wig she’s required to wear for the role. Don’t take our word for it, though. Check it out for yourself, below:
Granted, we’re not 100 percent sure this is a wig. For all we know, she could’ve actually chopped her hair off for this movie, but that’s unlikely. Lively will probably have multiple looks in The Rhythm Section because her character is trying to navigate the world unseen. Who knows, though. Maybe this movie will inspire Lively to cut her hair shorter IRL. Serena van der Woodsen would truly be gone if that happened.
The Rhythm Section is slated for a 2019 release.